I can’t believe that I am 10 weeks into the semester already! Time flies by very quickly when I am jumping from one place to another at IU: work, class, homework and social activities. As a third-semester grad student, I am always surprised by how I am still struggling with my work-life balance. I can be a machine and keep working for hours. Yet, sometimes, I need to learn when to take a break. Fortunately, fall is a great time for breaks (and distractions). Fall is a time forSPORTS! Ok, I am a sports nut job. No, I don’t know stats and no, I do not memorize rosters of all the MLB teams. But I do love watching sports (I am watching the World Series MLB game as I write this!). College football is my sport of choice to watch. I did my undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, and I became obsessed with cheering on the Irish football team. But when I started grad school at IU, I started to learn about the storied history of IU basketball. Hoosiers have an absolute obsession about IU basketball. They breathe, eat, and live it. I first didn’t get it, but slowly I started to change my ways when I attended Hoosier Hysteria, which is the first public practice session of the IU women’s and men’s basketball team. This first scrimmage is to see the new line-up of both basketball teams, but also features one of my favorite elements: the slam dunk contest (my 5 ft. 2 inch frame lives vicariously through these 6 ft plus IU basketball players). I can not attempt to convey all of the tradition, history, and spirit in one blog post. So I leave you with YouTube videos to get you excited for the upcoming basketball season!
This is Indiana Theme Song: The unofficial theme song created by two Indiana Students. It’s starting to grow on me. : )