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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 “spring break”

Missing in Action – Spring?

This past week has been, well, interesting – to say the least. Classes are back in full swing after a relaxing spring break, and with the NCAA March Madness coming to an end for the Butler men’s basketball team, well, it’s pretty much back to the real world for now. With basketball gone and school going full-force after spring break, I’ve pretty much left my productivity somewhere that is unknown, and I haven’t been able to find it. All I want to do lately is sleep and relax, but I guess that’s just because it was the first week back from spring break.

Snow..........it just now finally stopped!

Speaking of things “MIA,” has anyone seen the season of spring around anywhere? Butler received 6 inches of snow last night alone, and more fell pretty much all day until about 3PM today. Let alone classes weren’t canceled, which I was fairly bitter about when I first woke up this morning. The campus really looks its best in the snow, I will admit. It’s so picturesque, and I honestly feel like everything looks fake! The snow makes for me wanting to be even less productive as is, and I just want to really get into bed and watch a movie or something, instead of the two papers I have to write as well as the calculus homework I haven’t started yet…Boo. I’m actually going to get started on that and then maybe afterwards I’ll be able to enjoy the snow, and perhaps join a snowball fight that is know to happen on campus, whether it be on the Butler Mall or at one of the residence halls! Hopefully spring will come back, and the weather will warm up again (like it was on Saturday)!

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!

Family Birthdays

Since this is my first year away from home at college, of course it is normal for my family to get together more than they usually would if I were home. Let me explain this – my mom, my mom’s fiance, and my younger sister all live in Tennessee, and both of my older sisters live in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. It’s been hard being away at school because due to all of us having incredibly busy lives and living in three different states, we haven’t all been together as once, well, since I believe Christmas of 2011. It gets hard for me personally at times, but it is just going to make the next time we all get together even more worth it!

My family at Abuelo's!

My family at Abuelo's! I miss them!

My family got together yesterday in Chattanooga (which is the halfway point for my mom and my sisters to meet) for my older sister Jena’s birthday. She turned 25, and everyone except for myself was able to attend her birthday dinner at Abuelo’s . While my mom did attempt to FaceTime me while the family was at dinner, I was actually asleep and didn’t answer! It was sad, but I am hoping that we can all at least be together at some point next week for dinner perhaps. Anything, really, I just miss being with all of them at once, but I will at least get to see all of them next week (whether it is all together or separate) next week when I go home for spring break, and then go to stay with my sisters for a few days! Needless to say, I’m beyond excited to see all of them and my dad as well next week!

FF: Spring Break

In my last blog post, I talked about how I joined the ZipCar program on Butler’s campus, and it’s honestly been the best choice I’ve made since deciding to come here. Today I made a trip to Cincinnati with my friend Emily to pick up one of my friends from home. We started our trip at 7AM, and it ended back at Butler around 11AM. It was a really fast trip, really, and it’s the longest distance I’ve ever drove in one setting, but it was fun!

This entire program has gotten me really excited for my spring break, which actually starts on my birthday (March 8th)! Although I’m not leaving on the 8th, my friend Emily and I are heading to either Washington D.C. or to New York City, and if we do make it to the “Big Apple,” we’re hopefully going to see the Atlantic 10 Championship in Brooklyn. I’m incredibly excited for Spring Break in general, though, because I just love travelling all together.

Speaking of my best friends, here's a picture of Emily, Nicole, and I from an ugly sweater party we attended!