If I could give my pre-Fontbonne self any advice, it would most definitely be to relax and quit planning. I remember that by the time I was 18, I had my entire future planned out, minute by minute. I was going to go to this school, join that friend group, choose this major, become that person, and work this job. I thought I knew how everything was going to pan out, and was both surprised and mildly disappointed when my life went in the exact opposite direction that I had planned for it. Literally, nothing that I had hoped was going to happen did. It wasn’t until I was a little older and started to accept certain things that I realized that my plans going awry was actually an incredibly beautiful thing! I ended up amazing making friends that I never would have, found a major that actually interested me, and learned things about myself that I never would have had life gone the way I’d planned. So I would tell pre-Fontbonne Taylor, relax, enjoy the moment, and accept that what is coming is mostly out of your control, and it’s going to be great!
Have an awesome week everyone!
“Just go where you get good vibes.” – That’s what my hippie brother told me 3 years ago when I was trying to decide where I wanted to go to school. At the time, I remember rolling my eyes at Sam and telling him that was stupid advice. But the more that I went on college tours, the more his advice resonated with me. I soon found that within the first hour of a college tour, it was super obvious if I felt like it was the place for me. Call it a feeling, or a “vibe” so to speak, but there were several colleges that I went to that I felt negative about, almost like I couldn’t wait until I got to leave. I soon learned to not waste my time at any college that didn’t feel right, which helped me find the one that eventually did.
Even though it sounds weird, follow your good vibes, and go where it feels right. Your gut is almost never wrong.
Talk to you soon, Griffins!
Hello everyone. My name is Danielle Ader and I am a senior here at Fontbonne University. With graduation quickly approaching I cannot wait to spend some of my time writing to all of you about my experiences as a Griffin. I am an Accounting and Business Administration double major and Student government president.
In deciding where I wanted to go to school I knew I wasn’t ready to move too far from home. I am from Fenton, Missouri, which is about a half hour south of campus. I love my home town and I knew I didn’t want to be far away from mom just yet. Moving to the big city however, has been a huge adjustment even though I wasn’t far to start. St. Louis has stolen my heart since I was little. I have enjoyed many things about living here such as: being so close to Busch Stadium (GO CARDINALS), going to the Muny every summer with my mom, and being able to walk to Forest Park.
I knew that Fontbonne was the right place for me the minute I stepped out of the car on my first preview day. I was so excited and everything here just felt like a family I wanted to be a part of. My freshman year was amazing and I met so many great people. As my time here comes to a close I continue to make new friends every single day; I have found my passion and I don’t think that would have happened at any other school. I know that Fontbonne was the right place for me and I know that it will forever be in my heart. As May 9th approaches I know that I am going to be sad to leave here but I hope that I won’t ever be far.