My Thoughts, etc.

Thank You, 2018

2018 was an unforgettable year of my life. Rather than making a video or throwing together a photo collage, I figured I'd try to use my words to describe what this year meant to me. I went into 2018 with a lot of big goals. First off, I knew I wanted to run a marathon,… Continue reading Thank You, 2018

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My Thoughts, etc.

2 Years Down, 2 to Go

I am officially halfway through my time as an undergrad at CMU! It's been another great year, and I am proud to see a lot of my hard work finally paying off. I wanted to give the blog a bit of an update of what's to come in my life/where I'm at right now. First… Continue reading 2 Years Down, 2 to Go

Volunteer Work

Food is Life: Rural Poverty ASB

For my Spring Break, I was given the opportunity to travel to Jonesboro, Arkansas with a group of eleven other CMU students on my second Alternative Break. This time around, the social justice issue we focused on was Rural Poverty. My group and I served in two food pantries and one food bank throughout the… Continue reading Food is Life: Rural Poverty ASB

Leadership Dev. · My Thoughts, etc.

“College Has Changed You.”

Having grown up in a family with very strong values and a community of people who shared many things in common, coming to college was strange. I wasn't used to being around so many different people. The environment was something to get used to for sure, but I am so happy I experienced that change. In… Continue reading “College Has Changed You.”

Leadership Dev. · Volunteer Work

Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

When I first arrived on CMU's campus, I knew I wanted to be involved in some sort of volunteer work with elementary-aged kids. I told my RA this while we were discussing my interests one day, and that's when she introduced me to the Lunch Buddies program. She explained that it was an off-campus mentoring program where… Continue reading Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

Health & Fitness · Leadership Dev.

Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill

At the Connections conference in Traverse City, Michigan, all participants attended leadership lectures on topics that interested them.  I decided, based off of a small description, to go to one about budgeting free time called "Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill" (another factor was how clever the title was). In this session, we were taught… Continue reading Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill