Travelling to Ireland meant the long wait was over. I was excited to pack my bags and get on my flight. I made it to my terminal with plenty of time and waited. I departed at 9:30 p.m. and arrived in London for a short layover before making it to Belfast. After being greeted by Ulster University’s basketball coach, Patrick O’Neill, he took me to the Sport Changes Life head office to meet up with everyone.
I was a little bit tired from the jet lag (5 hours ahead in Northern Ireland), but we hit the ground running and discussed some of the basic housing and food needs while we are here. I was glad to know that I had the opportunity to move into the Ulster University dorm for good with a few of the other scholars attending Ulster with me. I didn’t get much opportunity to explore Belfast yet but a group of us went down to the shore near campus during sunset. It wasn’t raining so I was a bit confused since we were told that it would rain non-stop. The sunset was beautiful and the weather was perfect as we relaxed on our first day. I think Ireland did a great job of welcoming us. #WhereIsTheRain?