Now I am using this phrase in all the ways possible for this week. Physical pain because we had the pleasure of having one of our strength and conditioning coaches, Jimmy “Pain”, work us out at Tuesday night’s practice. Yes that is his name and my legs and arms were grateful for it🙃. And mentally and emotionally because it was a pretty tough week academically. I had a very important Data Modeling group project due and an important Econometrics assignment due as well. It just felt like a hectic week overall, maybe because we have reading week coming up so everything just felt piled up into one. But I managed to get everything done and I survived the week lol! Most importantly, the gains that I got this week definitely outweighed the pains. I got to play in my first college game with W.I.T. and we only fell slightly short to NUIG by six points, but it definitely showed our potential. Then I also coached my first game for the Ursuline Secondary School against my partner in crime, Coach Meg Donohue, at the Presentation Secondary School lol. On Friday, I actually got a call back from a company for their graduate program here in Ireland, so wish me luck! Lol and also there were some technical difficulties with our class computer, so we actually weren’t able to present our project and we got out of class early. Don’t be mistaken though, my group was prepared to present our project (our slides were on point lol). But, even our professor had a nice laugh about it and it was a great way to end the rest of the school week. And then finally, last night we had our first home game in the Mercy gym, and pulled out the win against NUIG (shoutout to Deja for balling out!), making us 3-0 so far!! So yes, despite a stressful and sore week lol, nothing beats overcoming it all and ending the week with a bang!