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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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Looking Back

As I’ve spent, well, really all of my winter break reflecting on how incredible 2012 has been for me, I can’t help but think of where I was this time last year. It was about this time that I had begun getting all of my acceptance letters from where I had applied to schools early including Butler, which was one of the first ones I received my acceptance from! (And as you can tell with the way things worked out- I’M HERE!)

Here’s a list of 4 things that I’m really grateful  for and have helped improve my life for the better in the past 366 days.

  1. First and foremost, Butler University has been the single-handed greatest thing to happen to me this year. I have been blessed with so many opportunities within the university within the past semester alone, and I don’t even know where to begin stating how much I love the door college has opened for me.
  2. Not just my friends, but my family as well have dramatically changed my life this year. From the memories of my last semester of high school with completing my high school’s yearbook as editor-in-chief, the incredible memories I made with people over the summer, and also all of my new friends I’ve made have truly made this year something special. Even reconnecting with family members whom I had lost touch with have made this year more special than anything, and I can’t wait to make all of them proud as well.
  3. Traveling as much as I have this past year has truly been a privilege as well. Before 2012, I had never flown on an airplane – period. This year alone I’ve flown 10 different times to a variety of destinations, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.. Flying/traveling is a new passion I have discovered this year, and thus has inspired me to major in International Business.
  4. Believe it or not, working while being home has been a great experience, too. Being a student blogger for Butler has truly been a great experience, but also working for both J. Crew and Fossil have been blessings (and curses) for a variety of reasons. I’ve met great people at both places, and I’ve learned a lot more through business from both places that have really made me feel like I want to be a businessman in the future (as cheesy as that sounds).

This is just a short-and-sweet list, but I could go on for days about each topic and even further in-depth, but I won’t. 2012 has truly been the best year of my life, and I have incredibly high expectations to see where 2013 will take me! Happy New Year, all!

Pictures don't do justice how great this year truly has been.

A Very J. Crew Christmas

Well, well, well….the holiday season is upon us and today was my first day back at my summer/seasonal job back home at J. Crew! It was hectic, per usual, due to a good sale we were having (and I’m not just saying that) and all of the customers finishing up last-minute Christmas shopping.

I enjoy working at J. Crew not only because I get to help people buy awesome clothes, but I also get a discount on those awesome clothes! I get 30% off both at retail stores and factory stores as well. Most of the clothes I wear are from J. Crew, and I really wouldn’t have it any other way just because the clothes are really great and not a bad price with my discount!

Here’s one of my favorite songs from the band Discovery, which consists of both Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend and Wesley Miles from Ra Ra Riot. Personally, I think Discovery is better than both Vampire Weekend & Ra Ra Riot, but both members got really busy with both bands so there hasn’t been any new music released for quite some time….it’s quite disappointing.

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Thanksgiving Break

Well, unfortunately, it is Saturday. Usually that’s not an unfortunate thing, but after being off campus and out of class all week it is unfortunate due to having to get back to campus tomorrow! It’s really bittersweet, because I’m glad to get back and only have two weeks before finals, but at the same time they’re going to be an incredibly hard two weeks. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of papers, projects, and reviews I have to do in the next three weeks. How I’ll get through the next few weeks is completely beyond me, but ready or not it’s about to begin!

This past week has been great. I spent a few days in Washington D.C. again, came home on Tuesday for the first time in over three months, visited all of my amazing family, and also ate a lot of amazing food. My mom’s birthday was coincidentally on Thanksgiving this year, so it was extra special! My favorite food by far was Pumpkin Pie; it’s the best. I did have to work on Black Friday from 8AM – 4PM at J. Crew, which was hard after shopping until 3AM that night but I managed. My best Black Friday deal was definitely buying a pair of Lucky jeans for only $11! It was great, but it’s time to get this show on the road!

Here’s a video that already has 1+ million views uploaded today of people fighting over deals last night at Black Friday. Thankfully I didn’t witness anything, though!

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