And So It Begins. . .

Posted By: Jamiyah Bethune
Posted On: January 20th, 2017
Attending: Institute of Technology Carlow

So I’ve officially began the life. I started classes on Monday and to my very big surprise I have class from 9am to 5pm! That was a huge adjustment. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I was kind of confused by the schedule so I was totally unprepared when I went to class this Monday. I did not expect to be in class back to back, all day long, with no lunch breaks. I almost passed out in there! Apparently, everyone just brings their lunch to class and eats when they can. Now I know.

We also had our first college practice Monday night. I must admit it was a lot different than what I’m used to. In comparison, it was laxer and more skill based but just as tiring at times. There are twice as many lines on the floor and all different colors so that took a while to get used to. We practiced again on Wednesday with the national league team. There’s a big percentage of girls who play on both teams so it works out pretty well as far as team chemistry goes.

Mike and I attempted to go out on the weekend but apparently nobody goes out on the weekends here. (Which is going to be a huge adjustment.) Carlow has specific “student nights” on Monday and Wednesday and that’s when basically the entire county hits the town. There are a lot of pubs and bars in town that are nice hangouts. The go to place is a nightclub called “The Foundry”. It’s extremely similar to the clubs back home music and venue wise so naturally that’s our favorite place to go out. After one night of going out I met so many nice people. It’s so crazy how genuine Irish people are. I’m loving it!

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