Happy Drakeaversary

It’s my anniversary. Well, maybe my Drakeaversary is a more appropriate term. Anyway, three years ago this week I began my committed relationship with Drake University when I decided go to school here. And honestly, it was not an easy decision.  There are an awful lot of factors to consider and an awful lot of schools out there. Coming into spring break of my senior year in high school, I had no idea which one was right for me.

So, I decided to do a bit of a tour to go around and get one last look at the final schools on my list. I mean, the college decision is a big deal and I was very worried about messing it up.

Turns out, I didn’t need to be so worried. After setting foot on Drake’s campus again, I knew it was gonna be my school. And three years later, I’ve never looked back.

I’m not saying that Drake is right for absolutely everybody out there.  It really depends on the feeling you get on campus, on whether or not you can envision spending four plus years there. But I will say that Drake is the perfect place for me to learn and grow. It’s my academic home. Sorry if that’s sounding a little Hallmarky. But after all, I do have to find some way to say happy anniversary to Drake.

Movin’ On Up

We’re no longer fooling around. My junior year of college has seemed like a distant milestone for so long that it’s hard for me to fully comprehend that it’s here. Now. And that means it’s time to get serious.

Each time I announce my year in school, I’m caught in a wave of panicked disbelief that I’m over halfway through my Drake education, and just two short years away from real world living. But before I slide into a tailspin of adulthood worries about how one is to use a 401(k) or drop off clothes at the dry cleaner, I remember that there’s still two years left. And I have no doubt they will be some of the most enjoyable, challenging, and essential years of my life.

So I’m glad you’re along for the ride. My goal with this blog is to document the basic facets of my life here at Drake, a spectrum that ranges from my journalism school coursework to extracurricular involvement to time spent on Netflix. All of it contributes to my comprehensive Drake experience, a process I can only hope to do justice by representing it in this blog. Well, maybe not the Netflix part .