November 18th, 2013 | Uncategorized
As November flies by and the number of days until exams wanes, my stress levels are on the rise. I can hardly believe that this is my final week of lectures for the semester. Even harder to believe is that I am nearly half way to my master’s degree.
At times, it is easy for me to get caught up in the hectic balance of playing, coaching, and studying resulting in little awareness of things that are going on around me. So many things to do, so little time.
Luckily, last week, the City of Dublin lit up its Christmas lights on Grafton Street. I happened to stroll down it during my dinner break from lectures and absolutely fell in love with the decorations. It was a welcomed distraction, even if only for a few minutes, and genuinely brightened my day. (I know people in the States are probably shocked at the earliness of the lights, but reminder, Thanksgiving doesn’t happen here). It was a nice reminder to take a few seconds to stop and smell the proverbial roses. There are so many sources of joy if only we take a brief moment to appreciate them. That being said, it’s time for me to hit the books again. Exams will be here before I know it!