January 20th, 2016 | Uncategorized
There are many things that have changed in my daily routine because of studying abroad that have made me a different person. I think they have made me different in a positive way and made me look at life differently.
One change is my reliance on my car back home. Everything that I need here is in walking distance and a car simply isn’t necessary. Throughout college my immune system hasn’t been great and I would be sick a few times through the winter months. Since I’ve been in Ireland, I haven’t been sick once.(*KNOCK ON WOOD*) My mom and I hypothesize this is a result of walking to and from school, the grocery store, and friends houses. Maybe the fresh air and added exercise are strengthening my immune system.
Another change that I’ve gotten adjusted to is only being able to use wifi. I decided when I got here to not buy a data plan or an Irish phone. This has kept me off my phone and forces me focus on school, basketball, and coaching. It has helped me to interact more and rely on myself instead of my phone to accomplish certain things that I might look up if I were home. I’m able to use my phone more for music storage as well. Music keeps me in a good mood and is always motivation for me. I have been much more in touch with my music since I’ve been here.
These two changes in particular have made me a more intelligent, healthy, and stronger person thus far. I will continue to push my comfort zone in hopes of more results like these for finish my short journey here in Ireland.
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