This is CRAZY!

Well, I guess it’s safe to say that I’ve been busy the past few weeks, given that I feel like I’ve only spent five full days on campus in the past four weeks.

Okay, that number isn’t entirely accurate, but it sure feels like that is the case. Volleyball season and classes are both in full swing, and I have to say that I  love being a student-athlete. So far, there’s only one downside: having no life while you’re in season!

In high school, I’d be at school at 7:45 a.m. everyday and leave at 6 p.m. every evening. After returning home and devouring all of the food in our house (sorry, Mom!), I would sit down in front of my computer and work on homework till 11 p.m. or midnight, and then rinse and repeat.

The experience I’m having now is entirely different, but better, in every way. While my schedule is peppered with workouts, practice, competitions and classes, I feel, busy but not to the point where I’m constantly stressed about all of my commitments. Being with the guys on the team is always fun, which definitely helps on those six hour bus rides.

And, the crowning jewel of all this work is the excitement when we play at home. Last Tuesday, we had a home match and the atmosphere was electric! I’ve played in front of some wild crowds before, but those experiences were nothing compared to how it felt to play in the Gannett fieldhouse.

Outside of volleyball,  my semester is going pretty well so far. My schedule gives me plenty of free time each day for homework and some rest. My classes are all really interesting, and my professors are pretty cool. I never thought I’d say it but I actually enjoy going to my Monday night political science course, and I don’t really mind my Tuesday/Thursday science class. I’ve never really been big on science, so I expected the science requirements to be pretty painful, so having a science class that’s fun and engaged is a bonus.

If anything interesting happens this week, I’ll either post an update or add a comment to this post!


Full Name: Ian Andrew Firestone Hometown: York, Pennsylvania High School: York Suburban Senior High School Area of Study: History and Political Science Hobbies: I enjoy playing guitar and singing, I also enjoy playing video games, spending time with my friends, and hiking. Favorite Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy