Monday, November 28, 2011


Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I really enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. For me the Thanksgiving holiday is just such a nice time to reflect on all the blessings I have been given with over the last year. Our families church back in Naperville, IL does a very nice Thanksgiving mass where the homily consists mainly of time for those in attendance to share if they want how they have been blessed this past year. My sister came home from college and my Grandma came in so it was nice to spend thanksgiving with them. I think my sister Hannah (the only one of us three still at home enjoyed a break from the quietness although she is not fast to admit it). Again I asked her if she wanted to be my guest blogger and write my blog entry for me but she did not take my up on the offer.
My Dad, Hannah and me hanging Christmas lights.
This Thanksgiving break was shorter than last year. Last year we got the whole week off and this year we only got three days off plus the weekend. In case anyone was wondering I was not one of those inline at 10pm on Thanksgiving day waiting for Walmart to open. My question is what happened to Thanksgiving being a day to spend with family…at the rate society is going black Friday might become black Thanksgiving. Any who those are just my thoughts.
So this is the last week of classes before finals. I cannot believe I am almost done with three semesters of Rockhurst. Next week is finals then CHRISTMAS BREAK! It was nice being able to tell my parents this morning when I left that I would see them in only 12 days.
The two days of classes last week were a little crazy I had two big exams in those days. Both of them went pretty good I think. One of them took my like three hours… It was all writing too. I have never had my hand cramp up so badly.
I hope everyone enjoys this advent season.
As we enter into this busy holiday season I would like to share part of song with you:
I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

To end this crazy day with a silent night” I need a Silent Night by Amy Grant

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shortest Week of the Year

Hi everyone,

So I am excited... I get to go home Tuesday night. We only go to classes for two days this week but those in those two days I have a paper due and two big tests so it should be an interesting week. When I get back from Thanksgiving break I have 4 days of classes then 4 days of finals. Then I am done for Christmas break :) It is hard to believe I am already done with one and a half years of my college experience. 

Hope everyone has safe travels where ever you might be going over this Thanksgiving weekend. 
Ill post a longer entry later in the week. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's almost 70 out and Thanksgiving break is only 9 days away!

Hi all, Well it is 8 days and counting till Thanksgiving break! (really only 6 days of classes, 5 for me because I do not have class on Friday). I am very happy I had a pretty productive weekend this past weekend. The weather was awesome this weekend. The temperature yesterday was around 70!  On top of getting  a lot of school work done. I also went out for breakfast with my Aunt on Saturday at First Watch which was very enjoyable.
The Rockhurst Men’s Soccer team played Friday night winning and also played yesterday (Sunday) as well. Their win on Sunday advanced them to the Elite 8 and gave their head coach Tocco his 600th lifetime win. So congrats to Coach Tocco who is also my Professor for Accounting. The team plays next weekend out in Pennsylvania. If you want to stay up on how they are doing make sure to “like” Rockhurst University Athletics” on Facebook. (as a side note I am the one in charge of updating the Rockhurst Athletics Facebook page).
Men's Soccer team after their win on Sunday

            Last week was just such a crazy week. I had the nonprofit breakfast which I helped with on Monday morning. Then that afternoon I did week one of a four week volunteering stint at a local YMCA with their afterschool programs as part of my nonprofit administration class. That evening I spent a majority of it preparing for the Dinner with the Industry event sponsored by the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. I coordinated the online sign up for the event. That Dinner was Wednesday night and it went really good. It was a great event were students who signed up got a free three course dinner and got to network with a industry member from a field that interested them. This event serves as a great way to get internships. There were about 30 industry members at the event and about 100 students; which was comparable to the numbers we had last year at the event. On Friday I assisted with the Resident life event Beyond Words (which I have decided to make a separate blog entry later this week probably).
Quote for the week: “For with God nothing shall be impossible”-Luke 1:37
P.S. I am not sure if it is too early but as I write this I am listening to Christmas music…It just makes me so happy. The Christmas season has always been one of my favorite times of year.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The good (busy) life.

So I apologize in advance that this entry will be shorter. I will have more time to post later in the week. This is just a really crazy week for me (or at least crazier than normal).
One of my friends last year recruited me to help the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Kansas City with a breakfast for National Philanthropy to honor those who have given back to the community. It was a super nice event. I did the audio and visual stuff for the breakfast and awards presentation. I am sure I will elaborate on this event at some point later one. (I have a confession there is a test I should be studying for right now but I really wanted to post.). But procrastination is the life of the college student right?... Well not for me normally I try not to (and succeed at not procrastinating 95% of the time).
On Wednesday night there is an event on campus called Dinner with the Industry sponsored by the Dean’s Student Advisory Board (which I am a part of). We bring in about 30 local professionals in all careers and give students (all majors invited) to come network and have a free three course dinner. Which college student will pass up free food right? Well sorry to cut this short but I have an American Government test I should get back to studying for.
So my quote today is going to be from the song Ride of Your Life from the What a Girl Wants movie. Come on here’s your chance. Don’t let it slip right through your hands. Are you ready for the ride of your life. Your dreams are riding on the wind. Just reach out and pull them in and get ready for the ride of your life”