It has been one week since I arrived in Ireland and I have to say this week has been incredible!! Meeting the team behind Sport Changes Life has made me feel so comfortable. Sam, Foxy, Alan, Deirde, and Gareth, were so open and happy to meet us.
Hanging with the other scholars throughout the week was enjoyable as well. Connecting on certain things, having conversations about how we got into the program, and even just having some laughs about the Irish culture all made me feel even more connected and excited to get the year going. Just thinking about all the things we have done the first week has me emotional.
After our first week of training was over, we were all bussed down to Dublin airport. There we split from our Victory Scholar family and met our individual coordinators for the year. Matt, Taylor, and I met Wayne who was super excited to meet us. He helped us get our bags onto a bus and literally right from there… we were on our way to start our new lives as Victory Scholars.
We had about two hours till we were at our new home, we spent those two hours talking about what we expected to get out of the year. On that bus there was so much unknown, but the level of excitement to get started was through the roof!