Tag: Your Crowd


Freshman Year Lessons: An End of the Year Reflection

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26th April

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 »



Thanks, everyone!

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22nd November

I just wanted to write a short post thanking everyone for their outpouring support for The Depression Post.  It truly did take a lot of time and thought and a whole heap of raw courage.  I knew I had surrounded myself with supportive people, but for some reason the post still made me nervous.  I received many messages thanking me for telling my story.

My hope is that my story is a domino for someone else’s story, just as a blog entry was for me. (Hyperbole and a Half)  I will never know who my post influenced, and that was not the point.

The point was to be some sort of courage for the person who is where I was a couple years ago.  The point was to make those who don’t have depression aware of what it means to be “depressed” … Read More »



Stress Less – Keeping Academic Pressure in Perspective

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15th November

For part of my major (and most of the communication and art majors) there is a huge capstone project at the end of your college career in which everything you have learned in all your classes is put to use as you work with an actual client. Without going into much detail, it is a massive project. And usually you kiss your social life goodbye during the two semesters the class spans. But I think this is a mistake.

With so much stress on one aspect of your life it would be easy to crumple under the weight of it all. That’s why it’s important to still go out and have fun once in awhile. By no means does this mean you go out with your friends every night (even though by your senior year you’re all probably 21). What it … Read More »



The Depression Post

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1st October

I’ve written and re-written this entry so many times it must amount to somewhere in the hundreds.  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.  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.  But today, this post is about depression.  I’m going to attempt to explain some of my own experiences being depressed.  Depression is a range, I fall on the lower levels of this range and so do many other young adults.  My hope is that this post touches someone and they see themselves and some of … Read More »



Living and Working Together

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16th July

Networking is an invaluable tool, luckily I have been able to hone this skill at Findlay so I felt prepared to make connections on my internship. Both the cadre and other interns have continuously supported each other and have formed great bonds.

Living with the people you work with can be challenging, especially if members of the group don’t get along. I’m happy to say that, for the most part, the other interns have been great, both at work and at our “home” at the Econolodge. Working with the people you live with is a great way to challenge your professionalism and courtesy. When is an appropriate time to talk about non-work related activities? When do you take a break from work and enjoy each other’s company? Most of this is answered by the work environment.

You also learn … Read More »



Ropes to the Other Side

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25th June

I recently described my internship as “not so much a push outside of my comfort zone but more of a drop kick off a cliff” and I don’t think I could have come up with a more accurate  statement.  (By the way the reply was, “The internship is doing what an internship should do!”)  I am equal parts scared, excited and overwhelmed every single day.  Being a naturally quiet person, everyday is a new lesson.  I’m learning how to be outgoing, how to introduce myself, and how to be present in a conversation.

The other day I learned about teamwork as I watched the cadets race cadre (instructors) in building a one-rope bridge to cross the river.  The team had to work together to tie the proper knots, support each other as they made their way across, all the way to the … Read More »



Your Crowd: Relationships

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14th February

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a little bit on my perspective on relationships.

Drew and I started dating at the end of our freshman year. We met in theatre and started hanging out over a mutual like of Boondock Saints and a frustration of statistics. I have to laugh when look back at our relationship, because for me I was looking for a friend. Never did I expect to end up dating this boy, even though I knew he was starting to like me. And honestly, before we were dating I didn’t like him much (yes, he knows this). More than a year and a half later, obviously, he was able to change my opinion.

I was lucky that he’s one of those guys that won’t stop until he gets what he wants (a trait that is … Read More »



Your Crowd: Roommates

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31st January

Who you associate yourself with can define who you are. Surround yourself with successful people, and you will strive for success. Surround yourself with slackers and party animals, and you will live that kind of life. Surround yourself with people who are self-conscious and you will become self-conscious. It happens slowly, often without our noticing. Once you do notice the effects, though, you have the power to change.

When I came to Findlay, I knew no one. Like- no one. Hardly anyone in my hometown had even heard of Findlay, so my roommate was completely random… and she turned out to be my best friend. Sarah and I met August 20, 2010 in room 313 Deming Hall. That would be our home for the next two years, through our freshman and sophomore year, and it would bear witness to many … Read More »






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