Part 9- The ending to 2019

Posted By: MeredithBurkhall
Posted On: December 11th, 2019
Attending: DCU

Looking back to 2019, this past year was by far the best year I’ve had from start to finish. During this past 12 months, I have traveled to so many different places, moved to Dublin Ireland, and started the next journey of my life. In this blog, I’m going to breakdown the main highlights of my life of each month in 2019!

January- It was my 22nd Birthday. My college teammates threw me a surprise birthday party at my favorite restaurant.

February- I met 2 basketball All-Stars, Karl Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose. Both play in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves!

March- MARCH MADNESS! I had senior night game in college, and I had over 30 family members in town for the game. I played in the Big 12 championship game and made it to the NCAA tournament.

April- Free time. Not being a Division 1 Athlete anymore and it was the first time in a long time that I didn’t have practice, weights, or team obligations.

May- Graduation. No better feeling than walking across that stage and getting my diploma surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and teammates.

June- St Louis, Missouri. Where my family reunion is at every year. This year was even more special because over 60 family members attended. We went to Six Flags and spent so much time catching up and exploring in the city with my older cousins.

July- Girls trip to Minnesota. My college friends and I took a weekend trip to Minnesota. We went shopping and walked around the city! It was a much-needed girls’ weekend!

August- Moving to Ireland. I moved to Ireland to get my masters, continue playing the sport I love, join the Sport Changes Life program.

September- New friends. Other Victory Scholars came to Dublin for a weekend and I got the chance to finally catch up and spend an “off” weekend together in a beautiful city in Ireland!

October- My niece being born on October 27th. I can’t wait to get home Christmas break and meet her and spoil her this Christmas!

November- Advancing to the cup semi- finals. My team, DCU Mercy beat Carlow in the quarterfinals to advance to the semi- finals in January in Cork Ireland!

December- Completed my first semester towards a master’s in Business Management.


I’m very excited for what is coming in 2020, stay tuned for future updates!


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