As 2018 starts, I think it’s important to take a look back on 2017 before going forward. When the year started I just wanted to finish out the basketball season on a good note and graduate from school. Both of those things ended up happening and provided me with a lot of joy. Following basketball season I ended up needing surgery. This left me basically stranded in my apartment for a few months with a lot of uncertainty. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do. Luckily, it was during this time that I got an email stating I had been chosen for the next round of interviews with Sport Changes Life.
Long story short, I ended up accepting a Victory Scholarship and moving an ocean away from everything and everyone that I knew. One thing I’m really grateful for this year has been the opportunity for growth. Part of that comes from being in a master’s program and continuing to play basketball. The other part comes just about everyday when I’m forced to do something outside of my comfort zone. Had I not become a part of Sport Changes Life who knows if this growth would have occurred.
If somebody had told me a year ago that I would be starting 2018 in Galway, Ireland playing basketball, getting my masters, coaching, and getting to see the world I would have said that sounds pretty amazing. The last year has been a whirlwind but I’m happy with where I’ve ended up. I can’t wait to get 2018 started and look forward to all that it promises.