Dear Findlay (and everyone affiliated),
August 2014, was the beginning of my senior year of high school. For most of my classmates, that meant preparing for homecoming, getting senior pictures, and taking the ACT to prep for college. For me, the beginning of senior year meant taking a huge risk by going full time to the University of Findlay. I was scared and nervous, because no one from my high school ever left early to go full time to college, no less a college that was an hour away. Would I feel welcomed by the students? Would faculty and staff take me seriously? Would I feel alone by taking the risk of bypassing senior year of high school?
From the first day of my college experience at Findlay as a high school senior, I immediately felt at home. I was surrounded by faculty … Read More »
Looking back on my freshman year at Findlay, I have learned so much. It would be almost impossible to write about how many lessons I have learned my first year on campus! As the end of the school year approaches, and the stress of exams is weighing on me heavily, I thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on all that I have learned and experienced this year.
Choices: It is no surprise that college freshman are not noted for making the best choices. This is no wonder, however. Most freshmen are almost fully dependent on their parents for the first 18 years, and then immediately become autonomous the minute we step foot on campus. This is awesome! College gives you the opportunity to become your own unique individual. With individualism, though, comes choices. Making the right choice in every … Read More »
Being a health science major is exhausting! Honestly, just being in college is exhausting. My days are often busy, crazy, and filled with lots of coffee, which is also a very normal “college thing.”
This vlog is just a quick sneak peek into what an average Monday in my life looks like! I usually start off the day getting up around 7:45 a.m. or 8 a.m. Insert first cup of coffee here.
Next, I head over to my art class, a nice and relaxing class that I’m taking to fulfill one of my undergraduate requirements. I haven’t taken an art class since elementary school, and it’s been a ton of fun. This class is also a great way to take a little break from my crazy stress.
Usually after art, I head to one of my favorite places in Findlay – George House! Insert … Read More »
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 »
“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 »
Senior year of high school is such a fun and nostalgic time filled with lots of firsts and lasts. Even more, it is usually very scary and stressful for many, including myself. Trying to decide where you want to spend the next 4+ years of your life is nerve-racking; trying to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18 is terrifying.
Ever since my freshman year of high school, I believed that my calling in life was somewhere in the medical field. However, I don’t do well around blood, and I cannot deal with vomit whatsoever, so where did this leave me? How would I pursue a career in the medical field? Then came sophomore year. All I was doing was sitting in my last period health class, thinking about the weekend … Read More »
College. At one point, it was stereotyped as a four-year party where students took a few classes and had little responsibility. Now, college has transformed into a three-ring circus, where students are tasked with juggling many things. My senior year is more like a five-ring circus though; where class, career prospecting, working, extracurricular and social activities occupy my day. Here is a breakdown of what I experience daily:
Classes. Every college student takes classes, and this semester I am taking six (eighteen credit hours). I have a mix of general education and business-oriented classes with homework, papers, projects, presentations and exams. While at times the classwork seems like a lot, I enjoy it because most of the courses cover areas I am passionate about.
Career Prospecting. As a senior, making sure I land a job post-graduation is very important. I am constantly … Read More »
Coming back to college as a second year is … weird. I didn’t have to stress out about if I got everything checked off of the “Perfect College Packing List” on my Pinterest board; I didn’t have to map out my class schedule and make sure I knew where each class I had was; and I didn’t have to worry about not knowing anyone at UF because I had been keeping in touch with my Findlay friends all summer! I mean, it’s only three weeks into my sophomore year here at the University of Findlay, but I can already tell there are lots of large differences between this year and last year.
I think the most obvious difference is that there were definitely many different emotions. The summer before my first year was very nostalgic and sad. My parents were going … 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 people waiting to get in. Â Luckily, my neon shirt helped … 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 remember missing my dogs, and getting … Read More »