Passion. What am I passionate about? Well, first and foremost, the project that I have with the Fortune 500 company. On top of that, I have come up with an idea that I think will become a massive hit! And yes, that is the entrepreneur in me talking… It will not matter if I have a development team or if I will be a one man show. I see potential in the software that I am developing. At this current time, I will not disclose any information about the second idea mentioned previously. I personally feel that the software that I am currently developing will help people become more efficient from both a business perspective, and also from a personal perspective as well. And I am not afraid of failure. I have failed several times, so now, the failure does not bother me. I see it as a learning experience. I think Thomas Edison said it best when he said, “If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” Until next time guys, stay classy!
Hello! My name is Michelle Wilson.
I am from Collinsville, Illinois: home of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle and the Horseradish Capital of the World!
My major is dietetics and nutrition. I’ll be graduating in December, then onto my master’s degree (hopefully at EIU for the dietetics internship!!)
My hobbies include travelling, swimming, and hiking. I also enjoy watching movies with my girlfriend Dani, and going out to eat with my fiance Paul. I will be travelling to Europe soon, hopefully finding a place for us to live there after I get my master’s degree.
After nearly 4 months of work, the production finally came together, and “Mary Poppins” was a huge success! Myself and the rest of the cast and crew spent over 80 hours at the high school last week. We were working until the very last minute to get everything ready: all the costumes, props, set pieces, decorating the lobby, printing tickets and programs, and the list goes on. After the performances, we received a lot of positive feedback from the audience members. Adults and kids alike enjoyed all the magical elements that the show brings. It is extremely rewarding seeing it all come together, and see everyone’s hard work pay off. Fort Zumwalt East has never put on a production quite as challenging as this one. There were actors being flown, almost 40 set changes, over 120 costumes, hair and makeup changes between every scene, and dance choreography taken straight from the Broadway version. The director set the bar extremely high with this one, but everyone rose to the occasion. It is truly amazing to see what high school students can pull off. They are capable than much more than we believe them to be at times. I am so grateful to work for the FZE theater department. My experience with “Mary Poppins” was practically perfect in every way. And that’s a wrap!
I was particularly psyched to write this blog post. It’s the start of a new semester…or it was a few months back. And things are happening rapidly. In this crazy madness of school, work, and extracurriculars I have this growing excitement.
If you would’ve told me as a freshman that I would be this excited about my future, Freshman Me wouldn’t have believed you. Thinking back on that time I was very shy, insecure, and anxious. In fact, I even questioned my place at Fontbonne. For a while, I panicked and thought maybe I had made the wrong decision.
Now I’m over the moon about being a Griffin. (Do people still say “over the moon?”) In a few months, I’ll be a graduate. And for the first time I can adamantly say that I am excited for the future. Sure, it’s scary. But I have so many ambitions.
Aside from all the normal adult things that us millennials dream about (apartment, financial stability, health insurance, a pet…), I’m most excited for my career. Part of the reason, I think, that I’m most excited is because that I don’t know for sure what will happen. That fear factor would’ve scared me off, say, a semester ago. But something about being so close to the end has caused me to have a drastic change of heart.
I’m a proud art major who is expanding her horizons. I love art and drawing dearly but I also like to code. It was something that I was always interested in but wasn’t sure that I was smart enough, had enough drive, or even had time to pursue it. The few computer science courses that I was able to take sparked enough of a curiosity in me that I am now looking at an apprenticeship at LaunchCode!
It’s definitely a lesson: There is more than one way to do things and more than one way to look at things. Try all sorts of things before settling on what you want. And it’s okay to change your mind! There’s always another path.