September 1st, 2015 | Uncategorized
I arrived at Dulles international airport about 7pm on August 23rd excited to board my 10:30pm flight. My two cousins and my mother dropped me off at the airport. I exchanged my goodbyes to each of them and they all left. My excitement of boarding the plane to start a new chapter in my life became increased as I saw my family drive away from the airport. As I watched them drive away I could only think about how hard my mom and grandfather worked to help me reach this point in my life. I knew that I had to approach this journey giving my all and being open to change. I approached the British Airways counter and provided my passport and checked my bags in quickly. It was now time to move towards my boarding gate and wait for my flight. As I boarded the plane and moved towards my seat I just started to think to myself “my life is really about to change forever”. As the plane started to take off I sat in my seat and relaxed with my headphones in my ear listening to one of my favorite playlists. I shortly fell asleep and did not wake up until the plane landed in London. I quickly made my way through UK customs as my connecting flight to Belfast was leaving in an hours time. Once on my connecting flight to Belfast I felt the beginning of the change to my new self will begin very shortly. I arrived at Belfast international airport and thought to myself I am truly blessed to have just made it here coming from Washington DC. To GOD be the glory.
Victory Scholar: Jonathan McNair
Present University: Ulster University
US League: East Coast Conference
Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks
Alma Mater: St Thomas Aquinas College
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