Finally, all students are back from spring break.. After joining the Lacrosse team, I was able to spend my break on campus, sadly watching groups of friends enjoy their time at the famous PCB spring break get-a-way.. I hope all my readers enjoyed their break!
Even with all that being said, during my time this past week, I had a blast here on campus.. I was able to meet with a professor to discuss an exam, which is one thing I really love about Fontbonne! Teachers are always around and if they aren’t, it’s extremely easy to get in touch with them to schedule a meeting. It’s SO nice to know that they’re here for my success! Another thing I really enjoy about Fontbonne is that nearly half of the students live on campus, which means I see new students who commute almost every single day! It’s a great feeling to meet new people and broaden my personal skills as well as enjoy the fun and entertainment that friendship offers!
Spring break means a few things: the semester is halfway over, tanning salons will start making a lot more money, and students get a well needed break from classes…
This spring break, I’m going to try something new! Lately, I’ve been all about trying new things and experiencing as much as I possibly can. Why am I doing this? While routines are healthy and safe, I feel like I have lived in routines for far too long. Sometimes, trying new things doesn’t turn out exactly how I wanted it to, and sometimes it turns out better than I ever thought possible. Either way, I am glad I was able to experience something new!
On March 6th (the first day of spring break), I will be staying on campus to play a sport that I have never played in my entire life, Lacrosse. I have always been interested in the sport but my old school did not offer the opportunity to play. I sprung at the idea that I had the chance to play here at Fontbonne! Just like basketball, Lacrosse will help me live my dream of traveling the world and let me enjoy the feelings that competition brings me. In between games, I will be enjoying my spring break with age appropriate beverages and normal college kid activities! While the weather is not exactly swimsuit friendly, it could be nice to spend time away from civilization and escape somewhere local in order to keep my commitment to Lacrosse. I know it won’t be a Panama City Beach spring break atmosphere but like I said, try new things!
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of March Madness. For those of you who don’t know, March Madness is another name for the NCAA Division I basketball tournament that is held every year at about this time. The tournament is popular among gamblers and is a fun way for groups of friends or families to bet with each other on the outcome of the games. Most likely, I will spend at least 5 hours researching teams for this years bracket. Obsession!? NO… My mother, luckily, ALWAYS wins in my family. I don’t know how she does it but I have been trying for years to overcome her ignorant-genius. Hopefully this year I can knock her out off the throne!
One of my latest experiences at Fontbonne was teaching a Sports Nutrition lesson to the Lacrosse players at Fontbonne University. Initially, I though this was way out of my comfort zone. After the experience, I found out that it was completely painless! Although public speaking has never been my strong suit, I loved the confidence I gained from jumping past this hurdle. I truly appreciate that the classes I take at Fontbonne give me a positive push in the right direction, even if it feels scary at first.
Next fall, I am collaborating with another dietetics student at Fontbonne to create a grant proposal for a nutrition education program for athletes on the Fontbonne campus. Fingers crossed! Here’s a little Pinterest inspiration for anyone who’s pushed past their comfort zone these past few weeks, and anyone that needs a little encouragement this week. Also, if you’d like to check out my website with my lesson plans on Sports Nutrition, it will be up and finished by this weekend! Click here!
It has been a long semester, but we all survived, didn’t we?
Best of luck in the Spring! Happy Holidays!
In high school I played basketball and ran cross country, but I did not plan on playing sports at Fontbonne. However, one night two of my floor mates had their lacrosse sticks out and asked if I wanted to play lacrosse in the meadow. I went and played catch. It was really difficult in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it is really fun. I ended up going to the lacrosse meeting. I met Coach Donze. Long story short I am now on the Fontbonne Women’s Lacrosse team. I had never seen a game of lacrosse before in my life, but now I have a lacrosse stick and eye cage. I am ready to go. It has been so cool how Fontbonne can open you up to have new experiences. You just have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone.