August 30th, 2015 | Uncategorized

“Everyday is a gift” is a quote I have heard hundred of times growing up. To me, this quote means live each day to the fullest and cherish every moment.  I try to enjoy every moment of everyday, especially now that I get live in Ireland for a year. There are some moments that are easy to enjoy like seeing a child smile when you give him a “high five” after he scores a basket but then there are some moments that are a little bit tougher to enjoy like when your plane gets delayed three times and then the airline decides to cancel the flight which causes you to arrive in Ireland a day later than the other Victory Scholars (Yes, you guessed it, this happened to me).   One thing that I took for granted in the United States was my phone having Wifi. Wifi is an absolutely amazing thing and majority of my time here so far I have not had Wifi. Back home people use wifi for a lot of things such as finding directions, but they can also get addicted to scrolling through Twitter and Instagram and it can cause people to zone out on conversations. Im sure everyone that is reading this can remember a time when they were trying to talk with someone and that person was in a world of there own on his/her phone. Now that I am in Ireland without much access to Wifi, I have to ask people for directions, which has made me more confident in myself by approaching strangers, and I am always in a conversation with someone at meals and on the bus rides. However, when we are in a café or in the Sport Changes Life building, and my phone connects to the beautiful Wifi, I cherish it. Wifi is my chance to find out about how things are going back in the United States. It allows me to get updated with my family and friends, check the latest college and NBA stories, see how the stock market and my “mock” portfolio are doing, and also send an occasional Snapchat or two. A prime example is right now with the Wifi in the Sports Changes Life building, I am able to write this blog; however, we are about to go coach the Belfast Tigers so I will be ending my connection with Wifi very soon. Until next time my friends! #TeamWifi”



Victory Scholar: Staats Battle

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: ACC

Club/Community Partner: University of Limerick Lions

Alma Mater: North Carolina State University

Sponsored by: Team Ireland


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