It’s hard to believe my second year of college is over. It was a crazy year full of a lot of really important life lessons. Since I was technically an academic junior this year, I only have one year of college left. And I think it’s going to be a fun (and incredibly stressful) one.
But to end my “junior” year, I wanted to write about some of the best moments from the past 10 months.
Moving in to my apartment
I moved into my apartment at the end of July with two other roommates.
Not living in the dorms my second year of college was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was glad I was able to experience the dorms for at least one year, but they just really weren’t for me.
The apartment is about a 10 to 12 minute walk from campus, but having my own personal space, a private bathroom, and a kitchen makes it worth it.
Filming football practices and games
My second year of filming Iowa football is officially over. This past season I went to my first away game (at Indiana), and I went to the Outback Bowl. It’s definitely the best college job I could have asked for, and I’m sad that next year will be my last season with the team.
Going to the Outback Bowl
I spent an entire week in Tampa, Florida over winter break. Between going to my first NHL and NFL games to exploring downtown Tampa to Iowa beating Mississippi State, I had a lot of fun.
Storming the court after the basketball team upset Michigan
We rushed the field after the football team upset Ohio State during my first year of college. And this year we were able to storm the court after the men’s basketball team upset Michigan. The team was pretty good this year, making it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016. Thankfully, I was able to go to most of the home games. There were times we arrived two hours early to get good seats.
The women’s basketball team, on the other hand, had an amazing year. Megan Gustafson won the 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy and Coach Bluder won the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year award, and the team made it to the Elite Eight.
Hopefully next year is just as fun.
Binge-watching all of the MCU movies (again)
My roommate introduced me to the Marvel Cinematic Universe during second semester last year when I told her I wanted to see Black Panther. I jumped on the bandwagon late, but it’s safe to say I’m not going anywhere now. We binge-watched 18 movies before going to see Avengers: Infinity War in April 2018, and then we binge-watched 21 movies before going to see Avengers: Endgame on April 25, 2019.
It was the perfect ending to 22 movies, but I’m still really sad.
Field trip to Memphis and Nashville
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to write a blog post about this trip like I did for the Minneapolis trip last year. This past semester got really crazy and it just completely slipped my mind.
But we met with executives from the Memphis Grizzlies, Tennessee Titans, and Nashville Sounds, toured some of their facilities, and went to a Grizzlies game. We also had the opportunity to explore downtown Nashville, and it seemed like a place I could call home one day.
Thank you for reading! That’s it for my second year of college. If you want to see more of my daily life as a Hawkeye, feel free to follow me on social media. Go Hawks!
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