I am graduating.
The day has finally come.
I learned so much from going to Fontbonne. I met the most amazing people and made the most amazing friends. Even now in my senior year I’ve made friends! This might sound strange, but I learned how to be. I had such difficulty being myself in school. Every year, it would get a little better. But I’ve never felt so at home and so outwardly myself than when I’m at Fontbonne. I learned how to talk in front of crowds without melting down, how to tackle challenges instead of run from them, and just how to be silly and have fun!
The real heart of Fontbonne is in its people, and I don’t think that comes as a surprise to anyone. I learned that people are the best. And for someone with generalized anxiety, interacting with others is not always the easiest thing for me.
I am so excited for the future. The financial aspect scares me a little, but I already have a long list of projects I want to get cracking on as soon as I’m a graduate! (Also, post-graduction includes a dog so…you can imagine the levels of joy I’m experiencing).
I just want to tell younger students or soon-to-be freshmen that you’re in the right place. Don’t stress about being liked! You will find your niche, even if it takes a little time, but the people make it easy.
I’ll never forget staging a play composed of entirely text messages in Flores’ theater class, losing to my sister at Sibling Bingo, dying of laughter with my podcast co-host, and sharing a slice of pizza with MVP Mark Douglas (head of the art department) in Applied Design.
There are so many unforgettable memories. I’ll definitely be back. You haven’t seen the last of me, Fontbonne!
This is my final blog and my final week here on campus at Fontbonne as a student. I can’t believe my college career is coming to a close really quickly. I have learned so much from my time here at Fontbonne and one of the main things is time management and experiences. For me I have had to manage my time well throughout my four years at Fontbonne because I have been an involved student athlete. I have been on the Fontbonne golf team all four years and I am so thankful for the opportunities, friendships and memories that my team has given me during my time on the team. I have had so many positive experiences during my time on this campus from on campus events to campus ministry retreats, they have all had an impact on the person who I am today. One thing I learned most is to always take opportunities to attend events whether on campus or off campus because that is the way you will gain friendships. I have gained so many close friends through organizations and events I have attended such as Snowcoming, off campus sports games, service projects, and various retreats.
In the future I plan to continue taking on experiences with my friends whether it is a local service project or attending a local event, and I hope to always find the positive in the moment. Once I learned how to stay busy and still manage all of my school work, I knew I could make from week to week and that in the end I would make it through the semester. Time management is key for any type of job whether I am working in food service or I am serving the dear neighbor by working in the yard. It is always good to find an efficient way to get the job done so that those who you are working with are not telling you to hurry up. I learned that it is good to live in the moment throughout all of the fun experiences I have had with friends and my hope is to continue doing that with my good friends after I graduate. I was recently given great advice from my golf coach, your windshield is larger than your rear view mirror for a reason, because what lies ahead of you is great and more important than what is behind you. I can’t change what has happened in the last four years while at Fontbonne, it is all a bunch of memories created by my friends and faculty who have made me the person I am now. The windshield is what lies ahead and the opportunities are waiting and only God’s timing will tell where I end up having a strong career after college comes to a close.
Thank you for reading my blogs this semester and have a great summer everyone.
As one nation, GO Cards and GO Blues!
Where did the Spring semester go? Finals are next week! Can you believe it?! As I have stated before, I have an internship lined up for the summer. But other than that, as President for the 3rd term (2017-2018), I am excited to see what lies ahead. But at the same time, wow! I am a Senior next year! It feels like it was just yesterday I was a Freshman. There have so many things that I have done in the past 3 years while at Fontbonne. From Presidency, to double majoring, to accomplishing dual work-study. And some how, I am still alive! All in all, Junior year has been great! But Senior year will be MUCH better! Until next time, stay classy!
I have been at Fontbonne for all 4 years of college. What I learned during my time is the importance of getting involved on campus. It is necessary to make friends, get work experience, and keep busy. Saturday was the award ceremony. I received a participation award for being a member of the student government. I was not expecting this and felt very accomplished when I received it. There were times when I did not feel like attending events for certain organizations. I even questioned why was apart of them. After this ceremony, I felt that all my hard work had paid off!
That wasn’t the end. The next day I attended the ODK annual banquet. If you were graduating that year, you were called up to the stage and received your cords to wear at graduation. I was also proud that I earned my place in ODK, and that I would get to wear these cords at graduation. I had done community service with this group. Again, all my hard work paid off! When I go to grad school, I will spend most of my time on campus and do what I did at Fontbonne.