November 12th, 2015 | Uncategorized

It is nearly 5pm. Jazmen (Boonie) and I have been sitting in the kitchen for hours on end doing our college work together. I think I have had four cups of tea so far to keep me going, and Boonie has had a few herself. Outside we can hear the wind and rain lashing at the windows. It sounds pretty miserable right?


Well, it’s actually not so bad. It’s amazing what good company can do to improve your mood. Boonie and I are basically the same person when it comes to schoolwork: stress-headed perfectionists. I love that we can sit for hours together doing our work and joking about how long of a way we have to go still. It’s so good to know that someone is in the same exact boat as me, and that we will work our way through it together.


Being in Waterford with Boonie has given me a sense of comfort that I wasn’t expecting. We do basically everything together, so when we are separated for long periods of time by our class or coaching schedules, I am surprised by how happy I am to see her again when she comes walking through the door.


I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised though; Sport Changes Life has done a wonderful job of selecting genuinely good people to be a part of the program. I do feel lucky though, because Boonie is definitely one of the very best!


Victory Scholar: Katie Fox

Present University: Waterford IT

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats

Alma Mater: St. Francis College

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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