My time at Fontbonne has gone WAY too fast. I transferred here with one goal in mind: work hard and get my degree. I didn’t know how my experience would be. This was my third time transferring to a school and I just wanted to get school over with. Fontbonne was more than that. I had wonderful experiences, very few that were bad. I think the one thing (besides my education) that surprised me the most was all the incredible people I met. They helped me grow these last 2.5 years.
If I didn’t go to Fontbonne I don’t know if I would be the person who I am today. I might have been, but I’m glad of the path I took. Being at Fontbonne taught me how it is important to help people and be the better person in each situation. It also taught me that it is okay to go out of my comfort zone and be the person I want to be.
The people I met at and outside of Fontbonne made my experience just as special as getting my B.A in Advertising. I am very sad to leave, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. After Fontbonne I am going back home to Chicago for a few weeks and then moving to Colorado and see where life will take me. It brought me to Fontbonne — now to see what else is in store.
Over the weekend I celebrated my 23rd birthday in Colorado. I visited my boyfriend and his family and had so much fun. We went to Dave n’ Busters, went up the mountain, had a few dates, and ate yummy cake. Of course, my favorite part of the weekend was being able to spend time with my boyfriend, that was the greatest gift of all. He also got me a Pandora charm bracelet, which I have been wanting for a long time. We had my birthday dinner at Olive Garden in Fort Collins, CO and I opened it up and started crying. It was so cute and unexpected.
The night before my birthday we went to the Dave n’ Busters in Denver. I have only been to the one in Illinois. The Denver one is so much nicer, even classy. It must have been a lucky night for me, because on one machine, I won over 500 tickets. At the end of the night we ended up with 976 tickets. I got a cup with a crazy straw and a shot glass.
The only city I have ever known is Chicago, which is HUGE. So, when I came to live in St. Louis 2.5 years ago I didn’t know where outside of Fontbonne I could call home. A place where I could go every week to distress from school and life in general. A little over a year ago I found that place, The Improv Shop.
The Improv Shop (https://www.facebook.com/theImprovshop) is a comedy club in the Central West End. Improvisers ask the audience of anything at all, and they do a 20-30 min scene just on that. What they come up with is hilarious. To be an improviser you must take classes. They have from level 0 to level 5 (http://theimprovshop.com/classes.html). If I had the money, I would totally do it.
This is a place I go to multiple times a week. In the course of this past year I have made so many friends and met people I’ll cherish the rest of my life. If you want to check out a place where laughing is a guarantee and maybe meet some new people, this is the place. You will most likely see me there too! They have shows on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Its only $5 to get in, or if you are a student then its free.
This past Saturday I went to a Cardinals game with two of my good friends. The athletic office had tickets on sale for $30.
We took the metro to Busch stadium and first went to Ballpark Village for some drinks, and then went to our seats. It was a pretty good game! There was a lot of action and good plays, from both teams. We won this game and the series against the Rockies! I was worried about the weather since it was a night game, and that it would be super cold. It wasn’t that bad.
After the game we went out, danced, and met a few interesting people. Overall it was a good night.
Ballpark Village before the game
Decked out in Cards gear