Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Part of me has a hard time believing that I graduated from college. My four years at Grove City College went by extremely fast. While I am excited for the next 'chapter' to begin I will definitely miss certain aspects of college life. It was an amazing four years and the friends I made along the way are very special to me. I will deeply miss many of my friends and the blessing they were to me.
Less than 36 hours after graduating from college I began my summer work. It was a bit of a rough transition. The alarm clock went off at 6.40... a little earlier than I was used to at school! My first day of work was an 11 hour day, and today I put in about 9 hours. Yesterday was a lot of mulching, and today was a lot of weed whacking and mowing lawns. I was a little disappointed because my partner got the riding lawn mower while I was stuck with the push mower! I am a bit tired from all of the work and manual labor but I am hoping that I will get used to it and that work will be a joy this summer. As of now the plan is to work between 40-50 hours a week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and there will be plenty of yards to take care of!
Again, thank you for checking my blog and keeping up to date with my journey.(Thank you Connor for all the comments, they are always entertaining and appreciated!) I am very excited for Germany and all the possibilities that will come along with it. I will be traveling to Winnipeg Canada in a few weeks in order to go through orientation and a bit of training. At that point just about everything will be all set.

For those who care... Manchester United and Chelsea play in the Champions League tomorrow (May 21st) Though it is hard to cheer for these teams, especially because Chelsea beat Liverpool in the semifinals, you should watch the game because it is sure to be a classic match.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Everything went according to plan and despite a heavy dosage of 'senioritis' I was able to complete all of my finals, pass all of my classes and graduate!
Graduation weekend was a lot of fun as I had family and friends in Grove City to celebrate with and enjoy the weekend with.
Tomorrow morning I will begin my summer work landscaping in the Portsmouth area. I will enjoy being outside and doing manual labor, though the work day begins at 7:30 in the morning, quite a bit earlier than I am accustomed to.
I will write a bit more later in the week and go more in depth regarding graduation, my summer and where I stand with BFA.
Thank you for checking my blog and keeping up to date with me. I appreciate all of your comments, encouragement and support.


Monday, May 5, 2008


I have two more days of classes, before a study day and then following that I will have my last batch of finals. It is hard to believe, and even harder to keep myself motivated and studying. I will graduate in 12 days.