December 28th, 2015 | Uncategorized
As the holidays were rapidly approaching, it meant one thing, winter break. For me, this winter break was obviously very different than any other break I have ever had before. I was in Ireland, a country that was very close in location to mainland Europe, with incredibly cheap airline prices! At the beginning it seemed like a no brainer to just spend the winter vacation traveling around Europe. However, as the holidays crept closer and closer, I began to miss my family more and more. Luckily for me, I was able to get the best of both worlds. This winter break, I was fortunate enough to go home, AND travel around Europe! How lucky am I?
The 7-hour plane ride home, left plenty of time for my excitement and anticipation to grow. After all, it has been 4 months since I had last been home and seen my family and friends. Upon my arrival, I was bombarded with hugs from my mom, dad, and all my brothers (who got even taller and bigger, I might add). It was so great to see them all again, and to be back home, where the Christmas tree was beautifully lit and decorated, and the rest of the house was so nicely decorated for the Christmas season.
My time at home was very short, but it was jam packed, as I tried to get in as much as I could! My favorite part of being home was going to the movies to see Star Wars as a family. To be honest though, seeing Star Wars is at the bottom of the list as to why this family movie night was so great. For those who don’t know, it is very rare, and nearly impossible to get all 8 of us in the same place for the same thing. Usually, one or two kids have basketball practice, another one has a friend over, someone has a band concert… the list of commitments goes on. So the fact that my entire family was able to all go together to the movie was not only an incredible feat, but was so special to me while I was home. There is nothing I love more than being with my family, we all get along with each other so well, which made it an even better feeling knowing that I got to spend time with them around the holidays!
Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti
Present University: University of Limerick
US League: NEC
Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies
Alma Mater: St. Francis College
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland