March 11th, 2016 | Uncategorized
This week, Harrison and I sat in the living area of our apartment to fill out “Tips for Future Scholars.” It was a document Aimee sent us that will help next year’s scholars get acclimated in Carlow. We were asked to give some advice about packing for Ireland, setting up a bank, and where to grocery shop. We had to think back to our first days here and consider what kind of advice we would have liked to receive at that time. It was pretty surreal to be in the advice-giving seat. I love that personal growth and development seem so slow and incremental that it is difficult to measure it as it goes, but looking back further you can see such a change. It’s like that famous C.S. Lewis quotation, “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?” I think this picture of me and Harrison represents what I’m trying to say here. We both look pretty uncomfortable, and our body language betrays no familiarity between us. I think that not only have we come to know one another much better, but also we have become much more comfortable in our surroundings here overall. I like to imagine that a re-shoot of this picture would yield a much better result.
Victory Scholar: Lillian McCabe
Present University: IT Carlow
US League: Atlantic 10
Club/Community Partner: ITC Basketball
Alma Mater: Davidson College
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