always a laker.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on January 12, 2011

in Uncategorized

You know those days where you just feel like your life is go, go, go all day long?  That’s where I’m at right about now.  I left my house at 7:30 this morning and finally got home close to 10:00 tonight.

As soon as I got out of work, I headed back to my alma mater, Grand Valley State University, for a meeting with the Young Alumni Council.

I did both my undergrad and graduate degrees at GVSU and yes, I am one of those people that will go on and on about how much they love their college.  It was a rough start but I had an amazing experience during my time on campus.  I grew up a lot during that time and learned so much about myself. As I walked through campus, I felt almost giddy about being back.  I love being a Laker and I’m so proud to be an alum twice over!

Fun fact:  my high school and college mascot were both a “Laker”.  At Grand Valley, his name is Louie and he even has his own Facebook profile.

While I on my way into the meeting, I stopped at Starbucks for old time’s sake.  Having a Starbucks on campus was a life-saver during my night classes once I was doing the full time work and full time student thing!  A life-saver on my wallet?  Not so much.

Did you know they can make a peppermint mocha all year long?  I didn’t and I was kind of bummed to learn that.  It ruins the illusion of it being a seasonal drink!


The Young Alumni meetings always include dinner which is a definite bonus.  Tonight’s was delicious!  A couple different salads, some couscous, fruit, bread, and dessert?  What more could a girl ask for?  Well, maybe a class of wine.  I had a little bit of everything.

That chocolate-y, peanut butter-y square?  Brownie?  I don’t even know what to call it.  Whatever it was, it was uh-may-zing.

I left that meeting a bit early to drive to the church for Anthem, where I was a bit late.  I’m glad I was able to fit everything in, as best I could, but now I am exhausted!

Are you involved as an alumni?  Or if you’re still in school, do you plan to get involved? I highly recommend it!  I love staying connected!

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Alisa January 13, 2011 at 12:21 am

You went to GVSU? I went to Hope in Holland. I miss that area so much. Also, your veggie pasta bake a couple of posts ago looks delicious! Absolutely delicious!


mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

I did! If my sister had it her way, I would have gone to Hope (that’s where she and her husband both went), but I think I made the right choice! 🙂


Harry seward January 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

What does an alumni council do? I associate an alumni council, generally, with soliciting donations from alums.


mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

The Young Alumni Council plans/hosts a lot of events for alums in their 20s and 30s. We’ll have networking, educational, outings to sporting events, volunteer opportunities. It’s basically a way to keep recent grads connected to the University.


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