As Christmas approached, I headed north to Dublin and boarded my flight home for the holidays. It felt great to be back in New York and reconnect with my family and friends. While Ireland has been an incredible experience so far, it was nice to unwind and have no obligations other than focus on recharging. I had the opportunity to see both sides of my family as well as friends from home and college. I spent plenty of time hiking, ice skating, and watching Knicks basketball (the time difference in Ireland has really killed my ability to watch the NBA). However, I was disappointed that there was no snow while I was home! The weather was similar to Ireland’s: relatively temperate with a few rainy days mixed in. The last day of 2019 did not end so well either, as I stepped on a nail and spent half of the day in urgent care to receive a tetanus vaccine. Fortunately, it was not a serious wound and I was able to play basketball right away. I spent the final couple days in the city before I departed for Cork. I am very thankful to have spent the holidays with my family and be back in New York. While I was considering traveling Europe during the break, I am happy I went home instead, as I feel rejuvenated to attack the new year. Let’s get it!