Groundhog Day

So it’s Groundhog Day. I mean, it’s also Super Bowl Sunday, and the day of the Puppy Bowl, and I’m sure a cornucopia of other occasions, but let’s talk about the groundhogs for a minute.

I’m a big fan of holidays, but Groundhog Day in particular has a special place in my heart due to one man: Bill Murray. If you haven’t seen the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day, you should get on that. It’ll teach you everything you need to know about groundhogs, meteorologists, Andie MacDowell, alarm clocks, and life. The premise of the film is that Bill is a jerky meteorologist doomed to repeat the events of his Groundhog Day over and over. It’s one of the most 90s movies that have ever happened and it really is the greatest.

Through repeating the same events again and again, we (Bill most of all) learn a valuable lesson about life and how we should treat others. But mostly, we get to see Bill repeat the same hilarious shenanigans over and over to his frustration and our comedic relief.

Now comes the part where I make a heavy-handed comparison to my life at Drake. You see, I can truly say that every day of my Drake experience is completely different. Unlike Bill Murray, I’ve never had the same day twice in my three years at Drake. It’s a pretty great feeling to know that something new always awaits me every day. New classes, new learning, new meetings, new people, and new experiences populate my days. And while this means I don’t get to hang out with the flawless Andie on repeat, it’s a relief to know that I’ll never live the same day twice at Drake. Instead, each day brings something completely different.

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