I've been putting off this introduction like no other, so I want to apologize to all you dear readers of OPP for my severe procrastination.
For those of you who haven't figured out already, my name is Ajeeta (no silent J, pronounced the way it is spelled).
I know, I have a rather unusually unique name, but if you were curious, my name originates from the dead Indian language Sanskrit meaning invincible.
I was born in a little city called Guelph, roughly an hour away from Toronto. My family and I lived there for the first two years and then moved to Orlando after - been here for 20 years now. Fun fact: I am still a Canadian citizen, like rookie power forward Andrew Nicholson - and no, I am not a Raptors fan.
Long story short, I blame my older brother for getting me into sports - he played almost everything (hockey, basketball, baseball, football, and soccer) and I'd end up watching him. I don't think my mom would have appreciated seeing me get bruised up, which explains why I ended up figure skating for a good six years of my life (sounds really Canadian of me, eh?)
As of right now, I'm studying journalism at UCF. I made the switch to journalism 10 months ago. I was studying microbiology for three years until I took a medical school level course, clinical neuroanatomy to be specific, (bombed it as well, woohoo!) and truly realized what kind of mess I was getting myself into.
Had it not been for that, I probably wouldn't have reported for Central Florida Future last year covering the UCF men's and women's basketball teams. I'll continue my coverage on them again once the season begins.
Now, I aspire to write or even become a television reporter for ESPN. If that ever happens, I'd expect you to look out for me!
And because I'm here to gain more experience, Mr. Evan Dunlap has granted me the opportunity to report on the Orlando Magic - I couldn't thank him enough for it.
So hello to all, I look forward to writing for OPP.
P.S. You can follow me on Twitter as well.