I cannot believe that I have already made it through my first semester here at Findlay and am diving right into my second! Although this semester has just begun, it has already proven that it will be very exciting. So far, I think that I am really going to enjoy all of my classes this semester. It is so refreshing to be able to receive a whole new schedule at the start of the semester. This is something that I love about college compared to high school. With a new schedule, however, comes establishing a whole new routine. This can be exciting for some, but terrifying for others. Luckily, I have a few tips and tricks that either type of person can find useful to start spring semester with a bang!
Start off the semester organized – There can’t be anything worse … Read More »
A couple weeks ago I closed my last show at Findlay. Â It was bittersweet, as have been all the goodbyes I’ve said. Â I know theatre is something I will take into the rest of my life, but I know that I will miss the people I have worked with these past four years at Findlay.
It is truly amazing how much college will change you. Â If you open yourself up to new activities and never get tired of asking questions, you will leave college with few regrets. Â But you can’t do everything, and at the end of the four years there will be things you wish you had done more of. Â I wish I had done more intramural sports. Â I miss playing sports and wish I had become a part of that community of students. Â But I invested my time into … Read More »
Letting go is never easy, no matter how much it may be necessary. Â There is no easy way to say goodbye to people and pets who have changed your life. Â My family and I recently had to let go of the first family dog. Â Hannah was a German-Shepard, Husky mix that could turn a “not-a-dog-person” into “I’m stealing your dog” with just a face lick. Â She had the kindest personality with a little bit of sass thrown in for fun. Â I was in elementary school when she came into our house as a puppy and the kids poured our time and love into her. Â She was there as a rock and example for our other two dogs Maddie and Piper as well as every member of the family. Â She had the best welcome home face before rolling over so you … Read More »
On Friday February 7, Student Government Association gave the students of the University of Findlay a reason to stay on campus for the weekend by bringing in Quote Unquote and the Plain White T’s.
My day started with a text from Preston, one of the SGA (Student Government Association) leads on the event, asking if I could come help with setting up the stage. Â So I threw on my neon staff shirt and headed over to Koehler. Â I helped run cables, set up lights, and was an extra pair of hands wherever I was needed until I had to go to class at noon.
By the time I went back around 6 p.m., there was already a line out the door and the space in between the two doors was packed with … Read More »
Do I remember my freshman year at Findlay?
Sure I do. I remember how excited I was to live on my own. I remember taking late night drives and having adventures with my new best friend (and roommate). Â I remember finally getting my hair cut short and then when it grew out earning the nickname “Justin Bieber” Â I remember my first GPA above 3.0 and going to Georgia on a conference and meeting awesome entertainers. I remember thinking, “Is this real?”
I remember making tough choices and learning how to balance my life, something that I still struggle with today. Â I remember playing cards in my dorm room until 2 a.m., laughing with Sarah about something that didn’t even make sense. I remember helping Drew with statistics and thinking, “Why not give this a chance?”.
I … Read More »
There comes a time in your adult life where having a ton of stuffed animals will get you the weird looks of, â€œHow old are you again?â€Â Iâ€™m 21 and, yes, I still have most of my stuffed animals â€¦ And, yes, Iâ€™ve added to the collection since being at college.Â Now, there are the animals that the significant other has given me.Â The special teddy bear (or penguin, moose, two turtles and hedgehog) that the boyfriend gives the girlfriend so she always has something to cuddle with when they arenâ€™t together.Â Stuffed animals are seen as a crutch, a childish need to be comforted by an inanimate object.Â There are undoubtedly adults in the world who refuse to become adults and so cling to that child-like view of stuffed animals.Â Iâ€™d like to present a different opinion.Â
1.Â Â Â Â Â They provide great … Read More »
I’ve written and re-written this entry so many times it must amount to somewhere in the hundreds. Â This is a very important issue for me and something very personal to me, but there’s really no good way to talk about this subject in a delicate manner. Â I wanted my readers to be familiar with my writing voice, and I didn’t want one of my first impressions to be of this hard topic, so I put off writing this post for a long time. Â But today, this post is about depression. Â I’m going to attempt to explain some of my own experiences being depressed. Â Depression is a range, I fall on the lower levels of this range and so do many other young adults. Â My hope is that this post touches someone and they see themselves and some of … Read More »
One of my favorite things about Findlay is that, no matter what happens, the University is truly seeking the best opportunities for its students. Â As students we sometimes forget this as we get caught up in how much it costs, the amount of homework, projects, late nights, dropped classes, frustrating professors, and everything else we battle trying to get “the piece of paper” that is going to get us a better job when we graduate. Â It’s frustrating beyond all belief to read in the newspaper about protests from fast food workers saying they need to be paid more than $10 an hour, but before I digress too much further, going to college can be full of surprise challenges. Â Ones that they don’t show on the brochures, and ones you don’t hear from the students visiting home. Â This is the same … Read More »
As my own summer in Ft. Knox is drawing to a close I begin to see Facebook telling me that everyone is gearing up for school. Â For my high school friends, it’s comparing schedules; my college friends are searching for the cheapest books and moving into apartments; and I have several friends who are going to be freshmen next year. Â I love the excitement in them, ready for a new adventure, and I remember how excited I was to start at Findlay as a Freshman.
Many times, college is the first place students will be living away from their family and for some it is even their first time sharing a room. Â Roommates can be tricky, the important part is making sure that even if you don’t get along … Read More »
Professionalism can mean many different things to many different people. Â However, there are a few commonalities observed across many disciplines. Â Shaking hands and eye contact are two of the first lessons young professionals are taught, and over the years they become the cornerstones for the lessons accumulated over the rest of their careers.
Many times, through many years, you will meet people that act like they are above the basic manners and the lowest courtesies of professionalism. Â The trick, and the most challenging part of having a job, is not sinking to their level. Â I have had my share of these situations, and each encounter reminds me that I still need practice with the art of emotional detachment. Â As well as the lesson taught by life and reinforced in my classes that “The client is always right.”
In every discipline, there is … Read More »