One of my biggest adventures in my life so far has been my journey at college. Currently, I am a junior at college and this journey so far has transformed me into a whole different type of person. I have learned so much in my time here that I never expected to experience. I remember being such a antisocial person and quiet person; someone who didn’t want to go out of their way to better themselves or others.
My biggest turning point in my life so far has been becoming a leader within my fraternity. I remember thinking for over a week about joining Greek life as it wasn’t something that interested me. It was something that would require a lot of dedication and at that point in my life, i wasn’t committed to much of anything besides sports. I joined Theta Chi as a first semester freshman and wasn’t very active the first year. I moved into the house to become more involved and it turned out to be a great idea. It made me become more attached to my fraternity and it got me involved with the chapter as I was elected treasurer. It made me find my voice within my group and it made me learn how to become a leader. As a junior, I can say that this year, I have been a huge impact on my chapter as I have a group relying on my every decision. It is something I would never have thought would happen. Being vice president of Theta Chi has changed me as a person. It has given me the ability to become a leader and has given me a path to my future working in sports management.
College also has been a place I have been encouraged to lead in my sport. I am now the captain of the bowling team since fall of 2017. While this has been stressful, I am still clear-minded. I had to help my coach through a struggling program to try to get better recruits and get the program back on track. I think that this program has also given me more connections with the industry as I am very good friends with a lot of great collegiate bowlers. I am also a backbone for the men’s team as they rely on me to keep my “A” game. As a captain for two years, it has made me feel more of a leader and has given me attributes for my future endeavors.
Being a student also has been a turning point in my life. I never would have thought that I would be trying as hard as I am to keep my grades up. I have gotten opportunities to work at high schools for internships, opportunities to talk to management in the business of sport and it has taught me a lot about the business world. I have taken grades seriously my whole life, but it was different when I stepped into college. College keeps me motivated to continue my educational journey so that I can have a fun and enjoyable job in the future.
I’m looking forward to my senior year, continuing to lead in my fraternity, with the bowling team and remaining on the Dean’s list. College has been a great decision because it has given my life a whole new perspective.