Greece is lower than 24 hours away, which implies it’s packing day!!! My title is Pleasure Bergstrom and I’m a freshman right here on the South Dakota Girls’s Basketball group! My group and I are so grateful to have this chance to journey abroad to compete and study all concerning the Greek tradition! Personally, this will likely be my first time ever in another country, so I really feel extraordinarily fortunate to have the ability to expertise this with such an amazing neighborhood. This journey is permitting me to expertise loads of my “firsts.” I’m not solely touring abroad for the primary time, however I’m additionally enjoying in my first collegiate basketball recreation! I feel everybody might guess that I’m a minimum of a little bit nervous to expertise this as soon as in a lifetime alternative. Nonetheless, I’m far more excited! Our group has labored so exhausting this summer season coaching to be one of the best we will be and now we’re capable of make it rely!
Total, I’m excited for every part about this journey. A number of the issues we get to do and see doesn’t even appear actual to me. Particularly, I’m actually wanting ahead to visiting the Parthenon as a result of it’s such a central location for Greece. As well as, I’m actually excited to take a look at what the seashores and water is like in Greece. I really like the seashore and being exterior so that’s one thing I’m undoubtedly wanting ahead to. The group and I realized so much about these particular places we’re going to be visiting from two college students right here at USD that got here in and talked with us. That they had the chance to check overseas in Greece, so we had been very lucky to listen to about their experiences and provides us tips about what to anticipate! One factor that I actually took away from their presentation was to benefit from the time we have now collectively as a group, and to make one of the best of no matter we’re doing in that given second. They reminded us to not deal with “what’s subsequent,” and to as an alternative worth what’s presently occurring in entrance of us. Lastly, the meals! This journey is unquestionably going to make me, and I’m positive many others, department out and take a look at new issues. I feel it’s going to be actually cool for us to see what all of the totally different sorts of meals is like in Greece, and what makes it so totally different from the U.S. Previous to leaving for our journey, the group was truly capable of share a Greek meal collectively. We had been joined by Tasos, who’s from Greece, and performs on the lads’s basketball group right here at USD. He taught us all concerning the totally different sorts of dishes we are going to see and get to strive, and even assured us they are going to be even higher in Greece! I imagine this was an amazing alternative for our group as properly as a result of we had been capable of ask Tasos questions on Greek phrases, eating places, symbols, and simply on a regular basis issues we don’t get to expertise right here.
Lastly, this journey to Greece goes to permit your complete group, program, and neighborhood to develop as one. Many individuals have labored so exhausting to make this occur, and we’re all so grateful. This being my first 12 months right here, I really feel like our group is already getting very shut regardless of how totally different it could really feel. I’m so excited for this extra probability to develop even nearer with my teammates and actually bond over this wonderful alternative. Want us luck, and we will likely be pondering of our complete Yote neighborhood again residence! Please additionally want me luck in packing, I’m an over packer and it shouldn’t be taking me this lengthy…