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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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Posts Tagged “flying”

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!

DONE DONE DONE DONE….DONE!

Well, well, well….I’m DONE with my first semester of college! Hooray!

While this semester has been great, it’s also been incredibly busy. I’ve somehow managed to balance working 13 hours a week and taking 14 credit hours this semester. It really doesn’t sound like much, but having homework every night on top of working and class really wears on someone! Next semester will be interesting because I have 17 credit hours, but I’ll figure it out.

Today I’m going home! I’m so very excited, too! I’m flying to Atlanta and hanging out with one of my older sisters, and then taking to Megabus to Knoxville where my momma is gonna pick me up! I’m so excited to get back home, and I’ll be home for right at a month so it’ll be really nice!

Happy finals to those who still have them, and Happy Winter Break most of all! Here’s an appropriate song for how I currently feel. :)

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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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So close, yet so far

It’s Monday- the week just began, but it’s a short week! Fall break is on Thursday and Friday, and I’ve not been so excited for a break since I don’t even remember. It’s not that far away, but it feels like it! The reason why I’m so excited, even though it’s a short break, I’m actually flying to Washington D.C. to visit my best friend from high school who goes to Georgetown. We’re going to go to different places, including the National Zoo and a variety of other monuments. I’m incredibly excited!

I also love love LOVE flying, and cannot wait to be up in the air again! I flew for the first time this past April to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference, or ICDC for short. That was one of my greatest experiences in high school by far, and I definitely recommend the organization as a whole itself.  And also Salt Lake City was BEAUTIFUL. Here’s a picture I took when we landed, and there was still snow on the mountains!

View from the Salt Lake City International Airport

All in all, it was a great experience. Happy Monday, and here’s to a great week!