Life Comes in Stages of Four.

Life as I know it is about to change and I am both terrified and excited, I won’t lie. All I have ever known is being a student. My life revolves around being a student, my full time profession is being a student.

We start off young and eager, so happy to learn and thrive until our world of education comes to an end and we must finally choose our path into the world.

All I have ever known is a world in increments of four. My four years of education in Middle School, my four years of education in High School, followed by my four (well four and a half…. shhhh) years of Undergrad. My cycle of life revolves around an evolution of four.

Do I continue on with my education and further my career of being a student or do I make the choice to try, to try and finally become what society says is suppose to feel like you’re truly becoming an adult?

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(Time elapses, increments of four and there will be more)

The truth is I am scared but I should be scared, being scared means there is hope. I can see my life is changing but inside I still want those days where I forget how old I am becoming, and how much expectations there are. I want to go back sometimes and be that little girl who loved watching Scooby Doo and riding her Barbie jeep with her best friend in the whole world.

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(My little sister and I )

Life is changing for the better and I choose my path. I chose to be a student and now I am choosing to be an adult.

Queen of Multitasking

Working between 30-40 hrs per week plus keeping up with a 15 credit semester can be quite overwhelming at times. The only sense of relief I have is the constant reminder that it will soon be over in December, and I’ll be so thankful for all that I have been able to accomplish, even with being the queen of procrastination.

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I’m so excited to graduate not only for myself but for my family. For that proud moment when I know that it was all truly worth it. I’ll be the first person in my family to graduate from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, minoring in Mass Communication and Political Science.

It’s cheesy but you know when the moment happens how truly proud you’ll feel to put on that cap and gown and strut your stuff across that stage. Performance or not, smiling will suffice followed by the grand gesture of a couple hurrah’s and a handshake from the Dean you will take your seat and as sense of adrenaline will soon pass over you.

You have done it, you have Graduated!

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I graduated from High school in 2009 as a Tiger and I couldn’t be more proud to walk across that stage once again in 2013 as a WSU Warrior.

WHAT ItS HOMECOMING?!

I’m leaning more on the fluff side of things- since I basically checked out from work this past week due to too much excitement revolving around HomeComing, 2013! Go Warriors!

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This past weekend was both fabulous and miserable at the same time, although I must say I did thoroughly exceed my own self limits this weekend whether that’s a good or bad thing, I’m not quite sure?

A large part of the attribution can go to a group of my best friends from High school who come down to visit me every year for Homecoming as well as my grand group of friends who currently attend WSU.  The weekend started out for me like most others on Thursday night (sorry for missing class on Friday Michelle).

The events to come were followed by not making it to either the football game nor the parade, since I’ll be honest Homecoming to me isn’t about either of those events! more so, just spending time with my best friends.

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Needless to say, I had an amazing weekend and I hope everyone else had as much fun as my friends and I did!

 

Go Pack Go!

This past weekend I got the opportunity to work with six legendary Green Bay Packers Players including, Gilbert Brown, William Henderson, Craig Newsome, Bill Ferrario, Chris Jacke, Frank Winters, and Dave Robinson. Also attending the event was Jim Gantner from the Wisconsin Brewers. I am not personally a Packers fan, Skol Vikings, however I had a great time with the players and I was able to contribute in helping support over 144 charities.

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(pictured is Bill Ferrario, Green Bay Packers)

 

The bar I work at is apart of the Wisconsin Tavern tour where we hold annual fundraisers in support of the Gilbert Brown Foundation. The fundraiser was supported by the tavern tour where all proceeds directly benefited the Foundation. According to promotional materials the Gilbert Brown Foundation’s mission statement, “our mission [is], to serve youth in an environment that promotes structure and life skill awareness by introducing team-building skills and promoting diversity in the community.”

The players were great, they helped bartend… well they tried to help bartend – If anything they were more in the way than helpful but it was funny watching them struggle a little. My favorite player of the night was by far William Henderson. He had a great bubbly personality and was very fun to work with.

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(A little blurry – pictured, William Henderson, Green Bay Packers)

 

Those interested in additional information regarding donations or additional information may contact the Gilbert Brown Foundation at www.gilbertbrownfoundation.org. Donations are accepted at any of the fundraising events or online.

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(pictured Chris Jacke, Green Bay Packers)

 

Pedal Pub

Every once in a while you need to take a break from your everyday stressful routine of work and school and make plans with people you love and care about. These past two weekends I’ve had the opportunity to take off of work and to visit my baby sister in her first year as a freshman at St. Cloud University.

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(My sister and I in St. Cloud, MN)

The following weekend, I went home to Minneapolis to go out on a pedal pub with my best friends from high school. For those of you who don’t know what a pedal pub is, its essentially a very large bicycle that holds between 16 to 20 people. There is a driver designated from the pedal pub company and we the customers choose from amongst ourselves who is going to be the bartender in the middle of the pub. Their job is to pass out our beers and then everyone else has the divine duty to pedal.

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There were 16 of us on the pedal pub, 17 including the driver. We pedaled through downtown Minneapolis to many bars between a two hour period. Now two hours may not sound like a lot but when you’re slamming down beers and hustling to carry not only your own body weight but the weight of 16 others plus the pub its a little difficult.

If you haven’t been on a pedal pub before I strongly encourage you to find a good group of friends and sign up for one. Its something I know you won’t regret, its different and it puts a new spin on the traditional bar hopping.