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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 “struggle bus”

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)!

Struggle Bussing – Spring Break Edition

As I sit in a meeting for my business group, I find myself really struggling to focus on anything – including writing this blog. I’ve never been more ready for a Friday – not just a break – in my ENTIRE life. I’ve had more meetings in the past week, and I can’t even think straight even more. Let alone I stayed up until 6AM last night doing homework (and praying for a delayed start that never came).

The only reason I'm alive right now: caramel frappuccinos.

One thing that has gotten me through this week alone has been caramel frappuccinos from Starbucks. I don’t even like caramel, but they are SO good. Coffee has definitely been a necessity in order to even live with all the midterms, papers, and variety of group projects assigned! Thankfully I have a lot to look forward to on Friday, though, because not only is the the start of spring break, but it’s also my birthday! I do have a business calculus exam to prepare for, but it won’t stop me from being excited about the entire day because I get to go to the Old Spaghetti Factory Friday night in order to celebrate, and I’m ecstatic about that! We don’t have an Old Spaghetti Factory back home so the only chance I ever get to eat there is if I’m either in Indianapolis or if I’m in Nashville for some reason, but needless to say I’m pumped. Only four classes separate me from relaxation, friends, and family!

 

The Struggle Bus

This is it – the last few weeks of the semester. It’s really strange to think about. It’s all been a whirlwind, truly, because it feels like just yesterday was move-in day. I’m feeling really nostalgic, yet really anxious at the same time; I’m not necessarily ready for this semester to end, but I’m more than ready for next semester to begin.

You see, I’m not one for routines. Or structure, for that matter. I enjoy being spontaneous, and this semester isn’t really that spontaneous to me. That’s why I guess I’ve hopped onto “the struggle bus.” I’m moreover stuck in the stage of B+ to A-/A range, and that’s how I’m struggling. I want more than anything to make As, yet I’m struggling to maintain the few point differences between to the two! I didn’t even take high school as seriously as I’m taking college, which makes me know that I could’ve done much better in high school. Oh well.

Oh, and today’s November 1st! Fun fact – a year ago today is when I submitted my Early Action application to Butler, and guess what? It paid off! It’s also family weekend this weekend, but mine isn’t coming up due to the drive (7ish hours) and the fact that they’ll be making the drive once again for Thanksgiving.  Neither really necessarily help with my nostalgic feelings currently, but it’s nice to reminisce from time to time! I’ll use this weekend to catch up on school work and movies on Netflix while all of my friends are out with their families!

My roommate Layne, my friend Jensey, two SOGs, and myself at the Play Fair during Welcome Week. Nostalgia at its finest.