After 14 Long Weeks: I’m Ready For You, Summer…I Think?

The Beginning of Spring Training, 14 weeks ago.

Nearing the end of my second year at university, there is only one exam left between summer and me. After spending the whole semester counting down the days until summer, I’m starting to have mixed emotions about the reality of being half way done with university.

The end of this academic year is especially significant for me. This week marks my final week living in the dorms, which means this is the last week of my bathroom being cleaned for me, my meals made for me and bills paid for me. Time to grow up.

Regardless of what you learn in the classroom, I think one of the most important parts of college is being forced to become independent and dealing with what the real world is really like. For example, paying rent…on time, and budgeting effectively so you can save a little spending money…but still afford to put healthy food on the table!

Sophomore UMass Field Hockey Class, UMFH Banquet 2015.

This summer is definitely going to be a huge learning curve for me. Primarily, this is the first summer I won’t be living at home; in fact I will be living in America all summer. Consequently, this means I’ll be paying my own rent, buying my own groceries and looking after my own house. I can’t deny I’m a little apprehensive…but excited…but also nervous. One word: budgeting!!

I’m looking forward to working at the university’s gym and coaching a couple field hockey camps, let alone the good weather, sunshine, my first summer in Amherst and pre season training. Honestly, I’m happy that I don’t have to sit in a classroom for over three more months! It’s been a long semester.

The next three months shall consist of learning to cook, making myself some dollar and working hard with my fitness, in the weight room and on the field.

101 days until Pre Season.

The End of Spring Training, 26th April 2015.


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