November 30th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Hey there, readers! It has been a while since my last blog post (promise, will not happen again) and there has been quite a bit going on here in the past few weeks.
From presentations (7 hour ones at that) to most recently, a research proposal, my MSc program is in full swing. That familiar not-getting-enough-sleep feeling that I knew all too well in undergrad is starting to creep up again, but the finish line is almost near! And my campaign group won the competition with our smoking awareness campaign! We raised a ton of awareness around UL, to the point where some of the group members had random people walking up to them saying they recognized us from the smoking campaign. So all the hours of work we put in paid off, literally (in prize money). Check out this article about our MSc’s addiction awareness campaigns.
In between the college workload, coaching, and playing for the UL soccer team, I went to two practices for two different National League teams, the highest level of women’s soccer played here in Ireland. The practices went well and it was great to play at familiar level of soccer that I played back at La Salle, but the teams were just too far away (both about an hour and a half away) and I decided against signing for either of them. It was a bit of a bummer not to be able to commit, but hopefully for the next scholar’s sake they put together a team in Limerick!
As Thanksgiving was only a few days ago, I just want to say thank you to my SCL family who put together a huge dinner in Belfast for all of us scholars and supporters of SCL. It was almost easy to forget the meaning of Thanksgiving, being so far from home and in a country that doesn’t celebrate it, but my friends and family at home and my new friends and family here helped me realize how truly blessed and fortunate I am to be here.
Until next time, readers!