Posts Tagged ‘CSS’

Area Hockey

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

As many know, Minnesota is known as one of the greatest high school, college, and professional hockey states in the country. It boasts some of the greatest talent in all of the United States. What’s great about being at the College of St. Scholastica is that you are smack dab in the middle of all of it. With multiple high schools in Duluth that contend for the state hockey tournament every year, the #1 nationally ranked UMD Bulldogs, the always competitive CSS saints, and the Wilderness, there is always hockey to be watched.

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Hejdå

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Hejdå, means goodbye in Swedish, the language I am currently learning. My time has come to say hejdå to my blog, in this space at least, and to undergraduate college life. It has been an honor writing here and attending this college. I chose The College of St. Scholastica to become a nurse, but I ended up following a much different path, becoming a kayaking guide, a writer, a blogger, a photographer, a friend, a volunteer, and a happy hearted human. I would not have done anything differently. My decision to attend The College of St. Scholastica might have been the best of my life. There, I was given the opportunities needed to realize my true self and become the best version of me. Much of my personal growth and progress arrived while I studied here in the UK, but it was The College of St. Scholastica that enabled me to come here, to be here, and to study here. Tack så mycket, thank you so much, for everything. My love of learning will live on forever, and a part of my heart will always belong to The College of St. Scholastica.

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My Footprint on the World

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

We all leave a footprint on this earth, far and wide. What does yours look like? I know mine is an ever developing, intricate design of passion, love, and life. I hope to leave behind a mark of kindness, a mark of care, and a mark of effort. I have learned a lot of great lessons in my time at The College of St. Scholastica and in my study abroad program. I have learned to love the Earth more deeply through my involvement in Outdoor Pursuit and becoming a kayaking guide. I have learned to love the art of education thanks to my brilliant professors who have brought such passion, trust, and guidance into the classroom, sharing their wealth of knowledge and perspectives. I have discovered the path meant for me, and I have left behind the one that I thought was the / right / way, through the liberal arts requirements, which allowed me to open my mind and heart to other areas of study. I have learned to love the individuality of humanity and the specific people who surround me through the friendships and experiences I have pursued, especially in England. I have learned to accept myself as a writer and photographer, through the building of my skills and confidence in coursework and beyond. I am so grateful to The College of St. Scholastica. I am heading out into the world with much more than a college degree. I am leaving with a new perspective on my life and the world.

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The People Who Inspire

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

And, so, it begins. I have officially launched my second photography project, The People Who Inspire. Throughout the journey, my goal is to dive deeper into the world of portrait photography and continue building upon my skills as a photographer. The vision I have involves morphing my passion for music/performance photography and portrait photography in a new way. I will be photographing people who have inspired me, mainly, but also those who I have seen inspire the world. There are several individuals who have agreed to work with me, they work as actors, fitness instructors, musicians, and beyond. I am planning to include a project page on my website that will be accessible to all. My hope is that The People Who Inspire will help spread the importance of following your passions and the importance of recognizing the individuality in those around us. Every human soul has something beautiful to contribute to the world, and we can all learn something from those around us if we are willing to open our minds to who they are.

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More of Edinburgh

Friday, December 16th, 2016

This place is magical. I am finding inspiration in the old architecture, but I am also enjoying the presence this city has to offer. I cannot seem to let go of my student self, and my desire to learn. Simply, I don’t want to let go. The College of St. Scholastica has instilled a love of learning in me that I hope will never fade. My love for learning, now, is stronger than ever, and I believe this is only the beginning. This afternoon, I will tour the Traverse Theatre, a writer’s theatre for new works. I am overly excited, as my heart has fallen so deeply in love with the magic of theatre. I am always keen to get involved. Following my tour, tomorrow evening I will see one of the shows currently on, Last Christmas. I look forward to the rest of my time in Edinburgh. This is a story of my travels, but this is also a story of my life as an alumni of The College of St. Scholastica. Our university is also magical, just like this beautiful city and world of opportunity.

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