I came to OilerNation from a very small town in the middle of cornfields called St. Marys, Ohio. I’m involved in both choirs on campus, Circle K International, Circle K International’s Dance Marathon, Habitat for Humanity, and Campus Ministries! So to say I’m busy is kind of an understatement at this point… but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’ll be documenting lots of my crazy days here on my blog, you won’t want to miss it! Enjoy!

 


Tackling a Long Distance Relationship

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25th January

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” -A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

When you move away for college, everyone tells you that you’ll have the time of your life. They say you’ll meet new people, experience new things and make new memories. I think all these are true, and I have already met some amazing people and made great memories in my short time here at Findlay, but what happens when that one person you want to experience all of these things with is three hours away from you?

When I started dating my boyfriend, Johnny, in 2013 at the end of my freshman year of high school, no one prepared me for the journey we would take together. I thought the hardest things we would ever have to tackle were prom plans, long football practices, and having … Read More »



Never Too Old to Learn

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19th December

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a saying that many people are familiar with, and even live by. However, I’m not sure I find much truth in this saying. You’re never too old to take on a new challenge!

This semester at the University of Findlay, I got the opportunity to tackle a new and fun challenge that I’ve always wanted to try– piano lessons! Here at the university you can take lessons for different instruments, ranging from vocals to bassoon. I’ve wanted to play piano ever since I became involved in music, but never had the chance to give it a try. The Applied Music: Piano class was the perfect time for me to take a swing at piano.

The cost of piano lessons was one of the factors that led me to not trying out the piano … Read More »



40K – FTK and for Kalie

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17th November

This past Saturday, November the 11th, was University of Findlay Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s big event, OilerTHON. Sponsored by Circle K International, this ten-hour event is what we had been working towards since spring semester of 2017. We all would stand and dance for ten hours for the children who could not do this. There were competitions, t-shirts, an inflatable game, food, fundraising, hair donations and, of course, dancing! As a part of the committee, I arrived at the FRC on Friday night to start set up, then returned early Saturday morning before the dancers arrived to finish it up before our big event began. We were all very nervous about the day, because we were aware of how far we were from our overall goal of $40,000. We all knew that we had to keep pushing fundraising ALL day … Read More »



Exactly Where I’m Supposed to Be

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7th November

When I moved to Findlay, I knew I would miss seeing my family and friends everyday, I’d miss my dog, and I’d miss my bed. Little did I know, one of the things I would miss the most would be my hometown church.

I grew up going to a lot of different churches as we tried to find the one that fit my family perfectly. In sixth grade, a friend invited me to go to her church’s youth group. I fell in love with that church and soon became a regular at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Saint Marys, Ohio. I attended almost every Sunday morning and Wednesday night while living at home. It wasn’t until I moved to Findlay that I realized how much I really love my hometown church, and how lost I felt not knowing exactly where … Read More »



Music to my ears?

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13th October

I’ve been involved in choirs for as long as I can remember, but none of that prepared me for the challenge of coming into a choir in college. Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in high school choir anymore…

The thought of college choir being scary never crossed my mind before moving into Findlay for my freshman year. I was slightly terrified I would get lost on my way to my classes, or have to eat by myself in the dining hall, but why would something that I had been so immersed in my entire life be scary?

My first experience with the University of Findlay’s Choir consisted of me having to audition in front of my new choir professor, whom I had never met before. Though I’ve sung in front of people for years, singing in front of someone for … Read More »






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