I’ll be home in 10 days and I’m very excited to see my family. I have a busy nine days in front of me. We’re in the middle of finals here at UUJ and I’m exhausted. Two papers, two presentations and two basketball games are all that’s left of my 2016 here in Belfast. But I’m excited for the challenge. I’ve been preparing hard academically am ready to showcase what I’m capable of in my papers and presentations. A lot of research and a lot of time in the library. I know my hard work will pay off and that’s the most important thing. Everyone always talks about the end result but I find the grind my favorite part. The late nights typing away or in the gym. The early mornings in the library or in the weight room. The grind prepares you for that moment so it’s important that every rep or every research is vital. Those are the moments I think defines a person… when no one is looking. It’s easy to slack when there isn’t anyone to get on your case but at the end of the day you have to look into the mirror!