Wheels Up!

Posted By: Nyasha Sarju
Posted On: August 23rd, 2016
Attending: Ulster University

And so the journey begins. I'm writing this blog from my seat on the plane. As I look out into the starry night and watch as the ground below appears smaller and smaller, I am filled with immense gratitude, excitement, fear, happiness, and much much more. While leaving my family to go across the country to the east coast for school has become routine over the last four years, leaving the United States for 9 months to embark on a new journey definitely has me catching all the feels. I am so thankful to my parents and my family for always encouraging and supporting me to follow my dreams, no matter how big or unconventional. Without their belief in my dreams and their tireless sacrifice, I would not be where I am today. I am thankful to my friends who embarked on overseas adventures last year for helping guide me and encourage me in my decision to join SCL this year. I am thankful to my college coaches for pushing me, giving me the opportunity to pursue my dream of being a division 1 student athlete, and for the wisdom and guidance they gave me as I transitioned from college to the "real world". To my teammates past and present, thank you for being a family of support and always encouraging me.

The list of thanks that I have is endless! From all of my family, to my previous coaches, to many great teachers and professors, to all of my friends and teammates, I could go on forever thanking the true village that has helped me get here today.


To the Sport Changes Life board and staff, thank you so much for seeing in me the potential to help change lives and be an ambassador for this organization. To the Rory Foundation, thank you for coming alongside such an incredible mission. And to Nike and Bose, thank you for outfitting us in great gear and providing such a great launch event. I am truly honored and grateful for this opportunity and am excited to hit the ground running in Belfast.

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