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20Oct/151

AR-Kansas?!

Me and Jodie sitting in golf cart

I sat with Jodie in the cart on our practice round in Arkansas!

This is my first post. You may want to check out my bio before reading.

It has been such a fun and exciting past few days with the women’s golf team; we went to our last tournament of the season. Coming from the United Kingdom, going on a US road trip fascinates me. We went to Arkansas, which started off the subject, how do you actually say Arkansas? With a team full of British, 1 French and 1 American, this really was hysterical to listen and watch! All I kept hearing was “AR-KANSAS” in a British accent and “ Arkansaws” in a French accent. My dreaded 6-hour long journey to Jonesboro really wasn’t that bad. It is hard NOT to have fun on a long journey like that with the people you love and could laugh to ALL day long.

My eyes lit up when we stopped at Subway, this was my moment to indulge in a foot long flat bread, with a large soda and chips to go with it. We finally arrived there at the golf course, and the first thing we ALL do is ask for the WiFi password! I thought I had been lost from the world for days, not being able to use Snapchat, Facebook or any other social media that keeps me happy for only 6 hours! Anyway, everyone was happy and we had a great day practicing and finished off a hard days work with a juicy Chic-Fil-A, followed by Andy’s frozen custard from our Coach! I mean how else would you rather spend your Saturday? With your loving team and some loving food to go down with it!

Cup of concrete

Andy's finest Strawberry cheesecake concrete!

I spent 3 fun nights in a queen sized bed along with a nice cup of hot chocolate every night from the lobby in one of Jonesboro’s finest hotels. Our golf was terrific, I was nervous playing against ALL D1 schools, but the result was great. We came second to Arkansas State University and I placed third individually! My coach was overjoyed and overall we had a fun-filled and successful trip! Not to mention stopping off to Maid Rite in Rolla on the way home really put the icing on the cake!

Thanks for reading!

- Mimmi

21Jan/150

Keep On Keeping On

Today has been a full day of activities, classes, and practice, and it's not over yet! I woke up this morning to my cell phone playing the song "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran at 7 am, letting me know that it was time for the day to begin! I rolled out of bed fully aware of the days obligations consisting of class at 8 am, 9 am, noon, and 1 pm, my University Ambassador responsibilities at 2 pm, and then practice from 3 pm to 6 pm. It is on days like this that we find ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of commitments we must follow through with. Dealing with stress is an important part of learning to function in the adult world. Here are some tips and tricks that I find useful on those days when I feel overwhelmed.

1. Take things one step at a time! - when you have a lot to accomplish, you must focus on one task at a time and do your best at that very moment. It is easy to let your focus slip onto panicking about how much you have to do. Instead, focus on what you are currently getting done.

2. Focus on the here and now. - if you have many responsibilities to take care of, they can distract you from the here and now. Stay focused and use those thoughts and energy for later projects to keep your motivation up and your motor running.

3. Feel fortunate to have so many opportunities! - it's easy to get down and have a negative attitude about everything that you have to do. You have the opportunity to become better in many different aspects of life! Be the positive light shining down on the situation. Attitude is everything. Keep a smile on your face. It will stimulate creativity and affect those around you in a positive way.

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4. Plan some down time. - we are only able to stay focused and on task for so long. It is okay, even healthy, to schedule 20 minutes of down time to grab some coffee from the Owl's Nest and relax for a few minutes! Allowing yourself to decompress for a bit can help spur you on to a victorious day!

 

2Nov/140

Halloween at WWU

Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your spooky, hilarious, and thrilling holiday festivities! All around Fulton, Missouri you could find jack-o-lanterns, togas, princesses, nerds, athletes, skeletons, and the occasional astronaut. We will never be too old to dress up and enjoy a night out with friends! Be it catching a movie with Student Alumni Council, the American Sign Language department, or the Jesters, to attending class in your costume, there is always a way for you to enjoy the Halloween festivities at William Woods!

Below are some pictures of my teammates and I dressed up on Halloween night, it was a great time with the best friends a guy could ask for!

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My nerd self with Grandpa Gary, aka Garrett Haslag!

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Left to right: Coach Boomer (aka Konrad Kemper), me (the nerd), Lebron James (aka Cole Schaefer), and Coach Munns (aka John Cavness).

8Oct/140

Go Cardinals!

It's October and that means playoff baseball is here! There is nothing better than getting together with my friends and teammates to watch the greatest players in the world play the greatest game on planet Earth. The playoffs mean throwing pizzas in the oven, getting up to speed on the latest game day predictions, and then battening down the hatches for 9 innings of Cardinal baseball. Last night the St. Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3 to 2 after a home run by Matt Adams off of Clayton Kershaw in the 7th inning. Our apartment went bananas when the Cardinals took the lead! Year in and year out you can find fans of all types cheering their team to victory here at William Woods! As for right now, it's time for playoff baseball. I wish it was always October. We are Cardinal Nation!20141007_191558-1