September 14th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Time in Ireland is more of a guideline than a deadline. While this can be very frustrating for people who are accustomed to being very prompt, it is something that we need to embrace.
In Galway, my club basketball teammates have a favorite hangout place, called Café Express. On several occasions I joined a crew of Titans basketball players as they spend hour’s sitting outside at this café while chatting, drinking vanilla lattes, and watching the passing crowds. One particular time I joined a couple teammates’ hours before practice. Several times during my time there I would check the time, wondering if there was somewhere I needed to be or something I had to be doing. I had to convince myself that there was nothing else I had to be doing and that it was okay for me to just sit back, relax, and enjoy my company. This is just one of the many ways in which I’m doing my best to enjoy the Irish culture.
Victory Scholar: Cory Starkey
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: Patriot League
Club/Community Partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Bucknell University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland