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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 “thanksgiving”

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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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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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.