I was fortunate enough to be able to travel home for Christmas break. I flew home on December 16, and came back to Ireland on December 27. It was amazing to be able to spend time with family and friends, and just enjoying together. The first half of my trip home I spent in Philadelphia, visiting loved ones, friends, and teammates. I went to Penn, so I was able to attend one of their practices and watch them win a game too! It was so different being in the stands rather than being on the court, but it was awesome seeing my best friends win their game!
The second half of my trip (Dec 22-27) I spent at home in Braintree, Massachusetts. It was so nice sleeping in my own bed, spending time with my family, and getting to see my dog. I got to have all of my favorites while I was home!! Including my beloved Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, lobster mac and cheese made by my mom, and sushi from Gourmet Garden. Christmas Day was filled with family parties and so much love. I am so grateful that I have so many amazing people to see when I go home, which makes me even more excited to see everyone again. It was definitely bitter sweet leaving everyone, but I’ll be back before I know it! The first semester went by so fast, so I presume this semester will be the same. I am excited for all of the amazing opportunities this semester will bring!
As for now, I have some studying to do before finals start next week, wish me luck!!