Another few weeks have passed in Limerick and I finally feel like I am settled in completely. Working with the kids at Moyross has been the highlight of me week. I finally feel like I am really getting to know the kids who go there and our relationships are forming beyond acquaintances. As I mentioned in my last post at Moyross there is an athletic portion where we play soccer and after we all have dinner there is a portion where we do different types of art. It is a nice change of pace for me in my week to slow things down and be able to do a different activity from sport. It is also nice to see kids who attend every Wednesday and work on a massive art project that they have really invested in.
Outside of Moyross, one thing that I always look forward to is family dinner with Ian and Reece. Although our schedules are different, it is nice to come home after a long day of class or practice and sit down with the two of them and talk about our different experiences. Before I came to Ireland, I envisioned the Victory Scholar Program to be largely an individual experience. Aside from the obvious classroom, basketball, outreach setting, I assumed that most of my free time would be spent by myself. I did not think that I would find such great friends in my two roommates, but fast forward just a month and I could not imagine my time in Limerick with the two of them. I know that my time in Ireland will have its ups and downs in basketball, or school, or even doing outreach programs, but having family dinners with Ian and Reece is something that will always make my day better.