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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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First and foremost, I apologize for the lack of posts lately; my life has been flipped upside down this past week, and I barely have time to do, well, really anything besides work. While this is not a bad thing, I have yet to really blog about my experiences with classes ending, finals, and the final phases of my student run business – the Butler Bed Buddy. I have personally been working endlessly on closing out our business for the current semester, and it has been insane.

We actually received a full order of 1,250 units of bed buddies, which are a pillow / stuffed animal modeled after Butler Blue II. For those who don’t know much about it, check out my other blog here about it. Anyways, 1,250 units is A LOT, and we ended up using pretty much the entire RBE “War Room” as storage. It’s known as the “war room” because that’s where all students in the Real Business Experience program meet as teams in order to form & run their businesses.


The war room….AKA the Butler Bed Buddy storage room for now..


These bags (each filled with about 100 bed buddies) came in last Friday, and I have been working relentlessly in order to get out all current orders for people who have preordered online all semester. As of today we have gotten rid of about 4 & 1/2 bags, and we’re estimating to get rid of the rest of the half-full bag by Saturday, which is when I actually move out. :(

All in all, this has been a really great semester. I have been really pleased with my RBE team as a whole, even though we weren’t as organized as I would have liked for us to be. Here’s to hoping that next semester is better! I will blog more about the finals I have tomorrow night, so say a prayer or just hope I do good!



I may or may not regret this post after now, but here we go: Happy Throwback Thursday everyone! Throwback Thursday is defined by Urban Dictionary as “when you put a picture from a ‘while’ ago on your social media sites.” This is can usually be found on Instagram & Twitter by “hash-tagging.” or attaching a # sign before words, such as my title.

Freshman in high school vs. freshman in college. Crazy, right?

Anyways, I may or may not do this regularly as a blog from here on out where I post older pictures of something and write about the memories they bring back, too. This picture, for example, was taken in 2008 when I was a freshman in high school. It’s weirdfor me to think back to that period of time in my life, but I’m sure it is for everyone as well. As a freshman in high school, I would have never imagined myself in the shoes that I’m in now, and I would have never imagined myself to be at Butler, either! Back then I was just concerned with getting through each day, and now I’m so goal-oriented, yet I still feel like I can remember my entire freshman year like it was yesterday.  Looking back, I haven’t kept a consistent friend base that I can reminisce with due to all of my friends and I going our separate ways, but it was definitely for the best for all of us. I cannot wait to see what my future holds, but I’m going to take advantage of the time I have now!

This post was also brought upon by looking at an old picture of Butler Blue III that was posted on Facebook earlier as a puppy! Here’s the photo of baby Blue that has me feeling oh so nostalgic currently. Enjoy!

Butler Blue III! Isn't he the cutest?