Believe it or not I wasn’t always this awesome. Just kidding, I’m still not all that awesome. However, the other day I thought about it, and when I come back from study abroad I will be a senior. I guess the saying is true that time flies when you’re having fun. There are a couple things looking back that I think every person coming into Butler should do or know!
#tbt spending time with the girls in my unit from Schwitzer!
#1. JOIN EVERYTHING
Don’t get too crazy. Join things that will mean something to you. For example, I am involved with our student fan section, Dawg Pound. I love Butler basketball and wanted to do more than just cheer in the student section, which we really need everyone to come to every game from here on out. That’s my shameless plug. I am also part of College Mentors for Kids. I love how many of the kids who go through College Mentors are Kids whose parents have not been to college, and they are able to learn through us the possibilities they have. That was something I could relate to. Make sure you make time for academics obviously, but you will realize very quickly that Butler students love to be involved. One more shameless plug give Greek life a try. When I first came to Butler I never thought I would be in a sorority, and now I can’t imagine it any other way.
#2. GET TO KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS
Some of them may not be your absolute favorite person, but it is always good to get to know your professors. I am still working on this, but professors cannot only help you find internships/jobs they can also be great references. On top of that professors want to help you. Most of my professors would meet with me at any time and help with anything I needed. In the long run your professors will be your best friend when you think you don’t understand anything.
#3. ENJOY IT.
Enjoy everything you do. Don’t stress too much. Obviously it’s college you’ll stress a little, but take everything in the moment. I never thought when I went to Butler I would experience the Super Bowl, Jimmy Fallon, B.o.B, The Price is Right, NCAA Tournament, and so much more. Sometimes being goofy and not giving a care in the world is what you need to do. Don’t worry about what people will think just do you.
#tbt to tournament time with one of my littles!
I am so jealous of all the graduating seniors who are now #ButlerBound. You are about to have the best four years of your life, and I would give anything to trade you!
Tagged: #ButlerBound, #tbt, B.o.B, butler, Dawg Pound, Freshmen, Indianapolis, Jimmy Fallon, NCAA Tournament, Schwitzer, university
For the first time in 4 years I DID NOT WORK BLACK FRIDAY. My first day ever in retail back when I was a junior in high school was Black Friday, so of course I had gotten used to the dreaded day. However, not having to work retail today was the best feeling ever.
I was able to experience a lot for the first time not working Black Friday. There was no waking up at 3 AM to make it to work at 4 AM. I didn’t have to fold any clothes or ring up people at the cash register for my entire shift. I didn’t have to deal with crazed customers trying to get clothes that are already cheap to begin with. Did I mention I worked at Forever 21? How clothes can get any cheaper there I really have no idea. On top of that the girls I know working there now had to do a double shift today.
Instead of dealing with crowds of crazy people going out at all hours of the night I slept in. Ate leftovers. Caught up with Scandal (Yes, I finished 3 seasons in 4 days it’s embarrassing) Watched a great game of the dawgs, which didn’t end up the way I wanted it, but nonetheless was still a great game. Now I am just writing this blog to explain how after 4 years of Black Fridays, I might miss the craziness a little bit… Who am I kidding? No Black Friday today was amazing! But to all those in retail I understand your pain and for that reason I stayed in today! Here’s a video to get you excited for the season!
Tagged: Black Friday, butler, crazy, Dawgs, forever21, holiday, Jimmy Fallon, retail, shopping, Thanksgiving, university, Work
In one week I have seen Jimmy Fallon four times. In my previous blog I talked about how Jimmy came to Butler to perform and then also do a segment for his show, which will air tonight on his first ever live show. There will also be appearances from Blue 2, Butler cheerleaders, and a ton of Butler students.
No, I did not stalk Jimmy Fallon. I went to his shows downtown! On Thursday, my friend Kelsey and I tried to go to his show, but to make sure he fills the theater they overbook the show so it’s first come first serve for tickets. Kelsey and I weren’t so lucky so instead of seeing his show we were able to hear Jimmy Fallon’s monologue and see him in a more intimate setting.
The numerals downtown!
On Friday, I went with my friend from Ball State, Ross. This time we made the show and got this awesome deal where I got to go up in the balcony and dance while the performer, Fitz and the Trantrums, played! It was so much fun.
Besides wasting away my life waiting in line for Jimmy Fallon on Friday I also walked up 334 steps to the top of the monument in the circle downtown. It’s an awesome experience and if you ever get the chance you should do it! If you don’t feel like going up 334 steps or 32 flights then you can take the elevator! Also last night I got to see the celebrity basketball game and Stevie Wonder was in Hinkle!
My view from the top of the monument!
I know I haven’t been blogging much, but now that the Super Bowl will be ending my life should be slowing down a little. Except for on Tuesday I get to meet Gordon Hayward, so I guess the excitement is never ending around here. Here’s Fitz and the Tantrums who I got to see at Jimmy Fallon!
I will admit, I am a busy bee. I love being constantly busy and I love watching my little planner fill up or calendar board fill up. I guess I get this weird satisfaction of knowing I have something scheduled or planned. I love being involved in a lot of things, and at Butler it is so easy to do that.
My schedule from last week in my planner!
Right now I am a Morton Finney Scholar, involved with College Mentor For Kids, and the Emerging Leaders Program. Being a Morton Finney Scholar allows me to participate in many activities around the community and also allows me to benefit the community in ways of leadership and community service.
College Mentors For Kids (CMFK) is awesome. Today we actually get to meet our kids so I am really excited. CMFK is a program that allows college students to mentor inner city kids. I’m sure there will be plenty of blogs where I talk about CMFK, but since today is the first day we meet the kids I don’t know what to expect!
The Emerging Leaders Program is a program where students can learn how to become better leaders in their community and within Butler. We have a meeting every Thursday and also individual meetings with our mentors. My mentor is Amanda she is so nice and it’s so easy to talk with her about the program and just life in general! At our meetings for Emerging Leaders we have guest speakers come in and we do different activities so it is a really awesome program that I am very excited about!
I definitely plan on getting involved with a lot more on campus. Many students say not to get involved with too much, but get involved with a couple organizations. For me, a lot of the programs I am involved in go hand in hand with each other so I feel like I am not overdoing it. I will let you know if it gets worse next semester when I start rushing and sorority life hopefully! Until then, I need to go outside and study it is just too pretty!
Update on my sickness: I’m still sick. I feel terrible for my roommate that has to hear me cough all through the night, and the multiple classes that have to hear me cough all through class. Also anyone that I Skype because I’m sure it sounds lovely to hear that! I bought medicine yesterday so let’s hope it gets better!!
Also check out this awesome video of Butler students (including me!) trying to get Jimmy Fallon back to Butler. For the Super Bowl Jimmy Fallon will be doing 4 shows in Indy and since Jimmy has been to Butler once, we are trying to get him back to Butler! COME BACK TO BUTLER JIMMY! P.S. I am in the second row, check out my awesome dance moves