December 28th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I am back in Ireland and it is a much different feeling being here now than it was in August. In August, I was nervous and everything was new and I did not exactly know what to expect. Now I am much more confident and feel a lot more comfortable.
Reflecting back on the past 5 months, I realized there were a lot of things that I had to figure out. There were big things like was I going to get home sick? Was I going to be able to make friends? Was I going to like my teammates and coach? Would the kids I coach like me? Etc. And then there were small things I had to figure out like how do I get to the grocery store? How do I get to class? Where do I do laundry? Etc. All of these things have helped me grow into the more confident person that I am today and I know that I can live on my own in another country. I know I can handle the coursework for my Masters degree, I know that my day becomes more enjoyable each time I get to coach my players, and I know that I have an amazing coach and teammates that give me full confidence. The first 5 months here went by faster than the blink of an eye and now that I have things figured out, I am really going to soak up the next 5 months that I have here.
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