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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Spring Break – Road Trip Edition

Happy SPRING BREAK! My spring break has gotten off to a terrific start! I’m spending most of my spring break at home, where the weather has been terrific, too, but I’m actually in Atlanta currently for a few days visiting my sisters who live here. I brought my friend Emily home for the week, and we drove from Indy to Knoxville on Saturday night. It was my first time driving a long distance without my parents, and I actually liked being on the open road.

While in Atlanta, my friend Emily and I have spent most of our time shopping and getting ready for warm weather. Most of our purchases have come from American Eagle, Buckle, and H&M, which is also where a majority of my closet has become since being at Butler. We’ve also spend a lot of time in a variety of the cultural districts in Atlanta, such as Atlantic Station, the Olympic Park, and even hung out at Ikea just for fun. I’ll blog about the rest of my trip as my week progresses. Happy Spring Break, everyone!

The view from Atlantic Station. I love Atlanta!

What’ll Ya Have?

I’m home for winter break, now, and it feels SO good to be back! Yesterday was a really challenging day. I got up, ate breakfast with my roommate, and then he drove me to the airport (what a nice guy, right?) at 10am. That was the beginning to my long journey home, but it wasn’t necessarily horrible.

It started with my flight to Atlanta, which was at 11:25. It was on time and I ended up in Atlanta at around 12:40 which was INCREDIBLE. I, for one, do enjoy the frightening Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It was incredibly busy, and it was my first flight where I actually had to wander around the airport to find baggage claim (I just used a carry-on when flying to D.C.) and I thought I was lost, but luckily I found my way around. My sister met me at the airport and picked me up, and we drove around Atlanta for awhile and ended up having lunch at The Varsity in downtown. It was my first time eating there, and it was pretty solid if I do say so myself! It’s the world’s largest drive in, and it has a lot of character, too.

A picture in relation to where The Varsity is located in relation to downtown...it was awesome.

Atlanta is probably right with Washington D.C. as my favorite city. It’s a close tie! But after we drove around for a while, she drove me to the bus station and I caught a Megabus to Knoxville, like I stated before. It’s so great to be back home – all I’ve done is lounge around and sleep all day to catch up because of the busy day I had yesterday! I fly back to Indy (& Butler) through Atlanta on the 12th, so I’m gonna try and make the most of my time I have while being home!

I guess you could call it an epiphany,

As I’m sitting here, listening to the conversations around me “Oh, you’re flying to Atlanta, too?” “Yeah, it’s just a connection though. I’m flying to Minneapolis.” “Oh! I’m connecting and then flying to Houston!” I can’t help but wonder – what caused this? How can I sit here in one place now, and then in two hours be sitting somewhere 600 miles away, only waiting to be 600 miles further away yet again? How did the world become this connected?

I do love this concept, though. I’ve been tossing around the idea of staying connected, and I can’t wait for my future – not necessarily that I want to rush the next few years of college, but for the fact that I love being connected and being a part of something bigger. I’ve recently decided that I do want to double major in International Business & Marketing, and this has been brought on by the thought of maintaining a network with the expanding global economy and society. The world is growing and changing, and I want to be a part of it on the front line. That sounds really cheesy, but I’ve always loved the idea of International Business.

What brought on this “epiphany” is the fact that I’m currently sitting in an airport – waiting for my AirTran flight back to Atlanta, and then further onto Washington D.C. You could say that I’m obsessed with the city, or with flying, but I can’t help it. It gives me such an adrenaline rush. I do plan on studying abroad with my International Business degree, but I also plan on doing the Semester in Washington program that Butler sponsors.

That’s all the time I have for now, but I actually will only be in D.C. only temporarily – until Tuesday – and then I’ll be home for Thanksgiving. It will be the first time I actually get to be home in over three months. Here’s a song appropriate to flying, but also what got me through to 6AM this morning when writing a paper. Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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