Happy Easter! This weekend (at least the weekend this post was meant to occur), we celebrate the rising of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Below is a picture of several cathedrals, basilicas, and churches I have had the honor to step foot in.
This week is dedicated to my mother who celebrated her birthday on March 25th. Yes, I am once again behind on my posting, but that doesn't mean I've failed my resolution yet!. Anyways, I am so blessed to have this woman in my life. She has taught me so much since the first breath I took in this world. Driving me to practices, attending my concerts, watching my track meets (of which I competed in 2 out of about 24 events), taking me to the doctor, even the hospital a few dozen times (hopefully that's over with!), and so many other things that she has done for me over the years. Cheers to you, mommy. Daddy got the very first post of the year, but you are only 10 weeks behind hime (he does have a few years on you
Last week Sarah and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! Yes, we've been dating for one whole year. Crazy to think about if you ask me. Yet, after thinking about the year that was, I realized we have experienced so many things! Drake Choir regional tour to Minneapolis, international tour to England, Wales, and Ireland, trips to Chicago, a trip to New York City, job hunting, schoolwork, singing at church, and so many more that are less in stature, but not in importance. I am so blessed to have her in my life. Thanks to her, I have become a better person.
Drake Choir. One of the most influential organizations of my college career. Both Delta Sigma Pi and Drake Choir are the defining features for my college education. Yes, college is about studying, drinking coffee, studying some more, and ultimately walking across a stage for a piece of paper that declares you with a bachelor's degree, but to me, college is so much more. The friendships you establish are the first that are not directly related to being forced upon based on where you attend or who you're parents are friends with. You have the capacity to choose what you do, who you talk to, and where you go. For me, Drake Choir is my home away from home, my family, my friends, and even my significant other (shout out to Sarah Bannon). But enough with the metaphors. Music transcends people through time and I am so blessed to stand on Jordan Stage of Sheslow Auditorium three days every week and create beauty with others who share the same feelings. This post comes three days late because I was touring the mountain west with the Drake Choir. So many great experiences together forming an absolutely unforgettable memory. That is the easiest way to express how great our tour to Denver, CO precisely was. To be honest, though, no words can describe it. Whether a regional tour, or international tour (as pictured below), the Drake Choir will forever be in my heart. Each member - past, present, and future, will forever have a special place in my heart because without them, I do not feel that my college experience would be complete and therefore my life would contain a gap that would forever be empty. So cheers to you Drake Choir. You are one of the most important things in my life and I cherish every minute provided to create beauty with you.
This is the week I catch up! Last week I thought I would make it, but it was not meant to be. Below is a picture of the Des Moines Buccaneers bench. I am grateful to have had the chance to intern as a marketing and promotions intern since August. Although they might not be the Blackhawks, I'm so glad I've been able to work for sport I've been following since I was a toddler. Hey hey whadda ya say...LET'S GO BUCS!
Happy Valentine's Day! I know I'm a week behind still, but I am making the effort not to miss a week! The picture below is of the Beatles Tribute Band: Rain. Sarah an I drove up to Ames for a spectacular performance. After visiting the Beatles museum in Liverpool last May, the concert (which basically traced the life of the band)was very easy to follow. What a great evening!
Last weekend I had the privilege and honor to travel with 3 of my fraternity members to Mikwaukee, WI for a weekend leadership conference. As I said a few weeks ago, I am so blessed to be a part of Delta Sigma Pi.
I'm a little behind, so I'll keep this brief. Below is a picture I took last winter at Drake University. It was the day after a snowstorm hit the central region of Iowa, so naturally I took the opportunity to snap some flawless snowy pictures before it melted. Maybe I should submit it to the Drake Marketing Department...
This week's photo is of the Alpha Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. I am so blessed and honored to call myself a brother of such a prestigious organization of business professionals. I am lucky to have these people in my life plus the other hundreds of thousands scattered throughout the world. Nothing is quite like socializing, serving the community, learning, and much more with others who share your same passions. Believe me when I say, "I'm damn proud to be a Deltasig!"
This week's photo is an Instagram shot of the Belin Quartet. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to intern for Civic Music Associstion. If you are unfamiliar with both CMA and Belin, check out www.civicmusic.org! You'll be glad you did. And while I'm at it, mark your calendars now for the summer lunchtime concert series. 10 concerts spanning 10 weeks this summer occurring at a few of the most iconic places Des Moines has to offer. Fridays at 12:15pm from May 31st to August 2nd. This year is set to be better than ever so come out and enjoy lunch while listening to some of the best string quartet music ever written!