Well, it is now the 19th of December and the campus is basically deserted. Everyone has gone home for the holidays. Ever since I joined the basket ball team in November I have barely had time to breath between class, basketball, and our field trips with the Study in England Programme.
After watching a few basketball games and living with a player I found myself dieing to play again. I haven't played organized basketball since I was a freshman in high school. Needless to say after 5 years I was quite rusty. I was also extremely out of shape. After many weeks of running then running to the bathroom in fear of vomiting (don't worry I never actually needed to use the rest room) I am just now feeling able to physically play an entire basketball game. Now all I need to do is figure out how to play this game they call basketball again. Although I must admit that the being physically in shape again is not a bad side effect of basketball, the best is probably the constant contact that I get with British college kids. I have made British friends and feel like if no other Americans were here I would be able to function and have a social life. I have noticed that some of the other UMD kids who joined other social groups on campus have had similar experiences. Joining a social group, despite its intense amount of time needed, was one of the best decisions that I could have made coming to Worcester.