October 13th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I am a person who thrives on routine and getting myself into a groove. It makes me feel more productive and gives me a sense of direction when things are getting completed thoroughly and in a repeated manner. I can happily say that I have found my groove and routine here with school, coaching, and basketball.
I knew that being this far from my comfort zone would take a bit longer to get used to, and to be honest, I found it faster than I anticipated. Like I said in previous blogs, it’s tough to not fit in when you have such welcoming and helpful people to guide you. My classmates and teammates make it so much easier for me to adjust to teachers, assignments, schedules, coaching, and plays etc.
One of my good friends, Kiran, has made, “Time flies when you’re having fun”, a very true quote since I’ve been here. His roommate, and Lil’s teammates, Ciara and Shannon had us over the night before a game for a huge, delicious meal and a great time. He is extremely talented on the guitar, beatboxing, and vocals and ties it all together for a great performance. Lil and I had a serious stomach workout from how hard we were laughing with him, Ciara, and Shannon. (A lot of laughter coming from our extra crispy dessert.)
I realize that I am out of my comfort zone being in a different country and my routine is something that pulls that comfort back. However, I’m blessed to have people around me that challenge that routine and add even more character to who I am. I am truly a product of every person I meet.