This week is reading week for WIT, which is a time where classes and lectures are not held, in order to provide students with a break and an opportunity to work on their schoolwork. This is something new to me, since at American universities students do not usually get a week off from school half way through the semester, but rather have midterm exams. While this is new to me, I am very appreciative for the break since it will allow me to get some schoolwork done, relax, and explore what is in my backyard here in Waterford.
Seeing that I have a fairly busy schedule between playing basketball, coaching and community outreach, and going to school, I never would have realized how much I would appreciate downtime. But of course, Britt and I had to do our favorite thing since touching down in Waterford—walking around the city center, enjoying the atmosphere and topping it off with a visit to Gino’s Gelato. I definitely feel refreshed and ready to tackle my normal weekly schedule.