After some Smithwicks, grand pub grub, and a rainy match that Dublin ended out on top of, our Irish football experience concluded. It's such a different, neat sport full of action (and a bit of confusion on my end), and I highly recommend checking out a video of it! I even got to enjoy some American football at the campus clubhouse after returning to UCD after the match. Definitely two different types of football!
Today, I woke at 7:45 to my wake up call (the construction outside my window) and began my day. I know many of you are questioning this thing I've been calling "study" abroad with all of my adventures and little class time, but I actually did a homework assignment today. I'm studying, pinky promise! After my homework, I met up with friends over coffee, then met other friends for lunch, and followed that with an afternoon yoga class at the recreational center. I do a lot of yoga on my own at home, but I have never attended a structured class until today. I'm glad to be provided with such great free classes where I can do the things I love and enjoy with other students!
Lastly, I joined a new club today. I became part of the UCD Canoe Club. The club goes on weekend trips, does pool sessions, and has social events throughout the week. Can't wait to see where I end up throughout the semester with the club and how many new, awesome people I will encounter! I love the challenge of trying something new and putting myself out there. It's in these times that I find I grow the most.
Today marks 3 weeks since I arrived here in Ireland. The time is starting to slip away already. I have been keeping busy from day to day and soaking it all in and don't plan to slow down at all. No better time than the present!