December 4th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Ever “read”, more like pretend to read, a textbook for over an hour and not retain a single piece of information? Or how about stare at your computer longingly without writing down a complete sentence after thirty minutes? Yeah, the infinite amount of schoolwork can definitely do that to you, especially after a few hours in of studying. In a crisis like that, study breaks are handy.
Academically, basketball has always been my biggest stress reliever. Ever since high school, I always looked forward to practice to prevent my brain from going into overdrive. Currently at WIT, classes are coming to an end and finals begin next week. Wrapping my head around a semester-long of information and turning in lengthy reports all at once can get very hectic and demanding. The high-intense workload even forced Foxy and I to set up our own nightly homework sessions together as we continue to juggle between coaching, practices and college work.
Luckily, basketball is my savior from constantly trapping myself in the library and at home. Training three nights a week with WIT and Wildcats along with social basketball on Thursdays is my ideal study break. The basketball gym has always been my sanctuary to break free from my personal life demands allowing me to get out and to get active. Claiming alone time of shooting hoops or sharing laughs and jokes with my teammates at practice, as a study break seems like a crime because I enjoy it way too much. What is different from the past and my time here in Ireland is that playing basketball is not my only kind of study break. Coaching for the Wildcats club and coaching the children at Saint Saviour’s National School for WIT is an added bonus to escape the mentally draining schoolwork. You see playing basketball as well as being around basketball is like a dream come true.
Sport has changed my life in so many ways. Basketball has been and will always recharge my battery from stress or problems. It is mind-blowing to say that my first semester here at WIT is almost done. Either way, the combination of studying continuously and completing assignments with my “study breaks” will allow me to knock the final exams out of the ballpark.
Victory Scholar: Jazmen Boone
Present University: Waterford IT
US League: CAA
Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats
Alma Mater: The College of William and Mary
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland