I only have about 3 weeks of classes left till I finally see the end to my 5 years here at Washburn. It’s been a great run but it has now come down to crunch time. Interviews start piling up, finals, projects, and did I mention the studying for my Boards test in June. Keeping an open mind about things is the only way I’m going to make it through this month.
It’s in the name, “Break”. This year I went to Frisco, TX, just north of Dallas, for the first weekend to see some family and just hang out. Waking up to 60 degree mornings and drinking coffee outside on the patio was pretty nice. I then came back home and hung out with the fam and just chilled. I was fortunate enough to not have any homework due at the end of this week so I took advantage and did nothing related to school. Now the week is at its end but is just the beginning to the last run of my senior year on my way to graduation.
I recently attended the Who’s Who among students in American University’s and Colleges. It made me reflect on the time I have had here at the WU. In this little bit of reflection, I have realized how personal the faculty and staff has been towards me and fellow students around me. Coming from a small town, this is what has encouraged me to keep up with my studies and goals while here. Also, it made me realized all the opportunities that the WU has to offer to all students.
-Throughout life, there are many questions we get asked that we have already asked ourselves. If someone asks you one of these questions, then why haven’t you answered it for yourself? Words only mean so much, it’s different if you take action to these questions that your inner-self is asking. Taking action shows that you want an answer and that once you have found an answer, you will keep taking the correct actions that follow the answer you’ve received.
Many people are left with questions towards the end of their lives having to do with “I wish I had…” There are always gonna be questions like this at the end. Sometimes we choose one route because at the time we wanted to pursue that when there was the other option and that is where we are left with a few “what if” questions. The goal is to eliminate as many of these as possible to the point that the “what if” questions can only be counted on your hands.
Coming with the last semester of my undergraduate degree, comes the realization that I have to do something after May. The other day in class our teacher went through the steps to take our boards to become a certified Athletic Trainer. I’m looking at scheduling to take my boards in April so that I may find out my results come graduation time. I’m hoping for the best. It’s a pricy test so I don’t want to take it too many times.
So I just finished my last christmas break as an undergraduate student. Now I am on my way to graduate in May as an Athletic Trainer. It’s crazy to think that it was 4.5 years ago that I came to this school. It’s gone by fast but I have taken advantage of many of the opportunities that were out there for me to take. Playing football has really made the time here really enjoyable. Now I have to focus on studying up for the BOC in April.
Attended the 2011 Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, TX. I really enjoyed seeing all of the talent that was there. The MIAA players did very well and our boys from Washburn did great. Joe Hastings caught pretty much every ball thrown to him including a touchdown to his favorite corner of the end zone. Mike Wilhoite did a great job at inside linebacker and Steve I. did a great job as well. The three players that received awards were all three players that we played against this year. Shows how good the MIAA conference is. Now we are in San Antonio going to the Riverwalk.