This weekend I had the chance to travel to both Galway and Limerick to visit some of my other Victory Scholar friends. It was a blast! Despite the fact that Boonie and I had to get two buses from Waterford to Galway for what seemed like an eternity, it was well worth it.
We got to catch up with Cory, always the quiet, kind, gentleman. Rita cooked us a delicious dinner and had us busting out laughing at her jokes the entire time. Our UL mates Sarah and born again scholar Kelsey came along as well. It was so great to meet Kelsey, who fit in seamlessly amongst us; it was like we’d known her all along. And then it’s always fun to see Sarah, my teammate and roommate from St. Francis College.
After Galway I went back to Limerick and stayed the night with Sarah since I don’t have college classes on Mondays. I got the chance to say hello to Staats between his busy schedule, which was nice because I hadn’t seen him in months, and then it was back to work for him.
Sarah and I had a great time in Limerick even though it rained all night and all we did was get dinner in the city and then stayed up talking in her room for hours. It was just like we were roommates again in college. I am so thankful that she is here in Ireland on the same journey I am because being with her makes me feel so at home. Over the years she has become like a sister to me, and being in Ireland together has only made us closer. I am extremely lucky that we were both accepted into the Sport Changes Life program!
This Wednesday, Boonie and I will see Sarah again as our college teams face each other at WIT. Then after that we will reunite with all of the Scholars over Thanksgiving in Belfast the following week. I love having our reunions to look forward to; the Scholars are like my mini family here in Ireland and it is always great to see them.
Until next time!