Halfway Reflection

January 12th, 2016 | Uncategorized

This blog is being written so that I can recall my feelings and mindset of being a few short months away from the completion of the Sport Changes Life program.  I wish that I had written one similar in August because of the drastic mental change I’ve gone through thus far. 



 => As I start my final semester tomorrow, I am excited to be finished with school forever. 

 => I am dreading writing my dissertation. In June I know I’ll look back and laugh because it will mostly be done by then.

 => I really enjoy teaching young people the sport of basketball and love being a positive role model for them as well.

 => Basketball has taken a toll on my body but I love the sport and wish I could continue to play beyond this year. A very bittersweet feeling.

=> Although I continue to miss my family and friends, I have adapted well to the lifestyle of living abroad. 

 => I am fully aware of the incredible opportunity I have been granted. I know that in the blink of an eye it will be June and I’ll be wishing I could do it again.

 => I have matured dramatically since August and can’t wait to see how the next few months changes me as well. 



One thing that will not change from now until June is how grateful I am to have this experience of a lifetime. I would have never thought I would be studying abroad or coaching and playing basketball after college.  I look forward to reading this blog in June and re-assessing my mindset and feelings once it’s over.



Victory Scholar: Harrison Deyo

Present University: IT Carlow

US League: MAC

Club/Community Partner: IT Carlow Basketball

Alma Mater: Alvernia University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland




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