Senior football game!

This weekend marks the senior game for marching band! I’m a senior this year, and this will be my last home regular season football game. So this will be my last pregame show. For playoff games, we have to keep the show very simple for pregame (only a simpler drill for the star spangled banner … Read more

This weekend marks the senior game for marching band!

I’m a senior this year, and this will be my last home regular season football game. So this will be my last pregame show. For playoff games, we have to keep the show very simple for pregame (only a simpler drill for the star spangled banner and alma mater). I think it has something to do with making the field a neutral playing field.

It’s weird to think that it’s almost the end of something. I realize that as a senior I’ll have a lot of “lasts,” but I’m pretty sure this is the first one that will really hit me. My “last” first day of school wasn’t really a big deal.

I’ve been part of the marching band program for four years now, and I’ve been marching for seven total. It’s still sinking in that this is my last season of marching.

All the seniors will get announced at this game – band, cheerleaders, dance team, etc. All the band seniors will get to go without hats for this game, so you can see our pretty faces! It will be fun! I’ll be surrounded by others who have dedicated their time to music and art, and I know all of us will miss it.

I’m definitely not the weepy sort; I’m not going to cry or anything. But any of you who are headed to the game this weekend, I hope you appreciate what it means to say goodbye to four years of something awesome. Music is something that will always be a big part of my life, and I’m grateful for all the years at Mount Union where I could be involved with so many musical opportunities.

Bye band, my first real “last.” It’s been real.

Mount Union Class of 2013!!!

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

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What am I supposed to do?

I’ve been told my whole life that I should go to school and after school I should get a job. So, I’m at school and I’m dedicated to athletic training, but where am I going to get a job? I want to move out of my parents’ house and have a home of my own, but where am I going to go? How fast am I going to get a job after college? I’m still not sure what my minor is going to be. When I choose classes, I’m never really sure what my best options are either.

I chose to come to Mount Union right before I graduated, which was a little late for some people. I wasn’t immediately sure like some people, but I know I made a good decision. What about a job though? I’m not sure where I want to work. I can stay here in Ohio or I can move just about anywhere and find an athletic training job, but where do I want to go? Will my resume be competitive enough to get me a job? I can work at a high school or I can choose to work in the NFL or with any other professional leagues, but I’m not sure what I want to do.

My grandpa once told me “Life is like an ocean, swim with the current and go with the flow.” I think of this every time I’m not sure what to do.

Some people know exactly what they are doing, they have all of their classes planned for each semester until they graduate and they even know what graduate schools they want to go to and so on. They are so prepared that they make me feel as if I’m not prepared at all. In reality, I’m doing just fine. I have a general idea of what I want to do and I am about to be in my spring semester of my sophomore year, so I still have plenty of time to make decisions.

If you don’t know what you want to do, you’re not alone. Being at school is a good start, but you must figure out what you want to do or else you’re going to waste four years and a lot of your own money.

I have trouble choosing what I want to eat some days, but that is a decision that will only affect me for a short period of time. When it comes down to choosing a place to live, the job I want, maybe even the woman I’ll marry, I’m going to take my time and think about it. It isn’t something I want to take lightly since I’m going to stick with all of those things for quite some time.