Michal

Posts written by Michal.

1
My Refreshing Spring Break: Workouts, Sky-diving, Space-traveling, and a lot of Starbucks
2
Cafeteria Choices: Which One Do You Prefer?
3
MNU’s Track Team at Nationals
4
Studying Abroad = Family Closer Than Ever
5
The Miraculous, Joy-Bringing, and Family-Bonding Technology
6
MNU’s Track & Field Conference Triumph
7
My Path to MNU
8
MNU Track&Field and the Key to Our Success
9
Productive Procrastination
10
“Winter Is Coming!” The Forecast Said, So Where in the World Is It?

My Refreshing Spring Break: Workouts, Sky-diving, Space-traveling, and a lot of Starbucks

  Canceling my travel plans, I thought my Spring break would be a boring bummer. However, this past week turned out to be an amazing time, enabling me to charge up my batteries, explore Olathe’s amusement options, catch up on sleep, and be focused only on Track&Field. Instead of wondering around in New York City, I had decided to stay faithful to Olathe and use spring break as a lazy time, tottering among our track stadium, Olathe wellness center, and my bed. It may sound boring; however, believe me or not, sometimes I prefer boring before exciting because prior to[…]

Read More

Cafeteria Choices: Which One Do You Prefer?

One of the things I was pleasantly surprised with my freshman year was the range of choices in our cafeteria. One can eat healthy all the time; however, plenty of unhealthy temptations are available as well. Being an athlete forces me to avoid the pizza/fries section; although, I would lie if I said that my everyday routine (salad and grilled chicken) makes me as happy as a big bowl of ice-cream or pepperoni pizza would. All of the choices we have beg a question: which one do you prefer? Are you one of those lucky people who can eat junk[…]

Read More

MNU’s Track Team at Nationals

Starting on March 2 and continuing till March 4, the 52nd NAIA Indoor Track National Championship took place in Johnson City, Tennessee. I had the privilege to participate in this great competition alongside with 21 other MNU qualifiers. Many daring expectations and dreams were in our minds. Some of them got fulfilled and some of them remain for upcoming years, keeping us hungry and motivated. I am among those who have a lot to make up for, and I intend to use this outdoor season to prove my true capabilities, paying back some of the fantastic generosity MNU has blessed[…]

Read More

Studying Abroad = Family Closer Than Ever

To continue my technology blog from last week, I have decided to reveal another lovely effect of technology combined with simply being gone from home. From my vivid personal experience, I can state that studying abroad has made the relationship with my parents and my sister better than ever. It is almost like the old rumor about marriage I just made up, “the less spouses see each other the less they will drive each other crazy.” So much true in such a short statement, isn’t there? Nevertheless, let’s dive into depicting my beloved sister. I can describe her as a[…]

Read More

The Miraculous, Joy-Bringing, and Family-Bonding Technology

Being an international student, displaced from everything and everyone I love, taught me how lonely some days across the pond can be. Especially those days when everything seems to go wrong. I cannot imagine how hard these situations had to be ten or twenty years ago, when no technology, able to connect people around the globe instantly, was around. . . Fortunately for me, nowadays, we can reach our loved ones anytime in a blink of an eye. Although, from my personal experience, it is rather desired to text before calling because your sister could have, for example, just succeeded[…]

Read More

MNU’s Track & Field Conference Triumph

This week, on Friday and Saturday, MNU’s Track team headed to Jacksonville, Illinois for the Indoors Conference Championship. We all were full of excitement, personal aspirations, and high expectations. Well, do you know what happened? We won bigly! We simply dominated in an unprecedented way, taking the first place by a landslide on both sides. The women’s team victory was more significant than the men’s, which creates a pitch of jealousy mixed with pride in me. Nevertheless, this weekend was an awesome feeling for all of us, as we saw the amazing payoff for all the work we had put[…]

Read More

My Path to MNU

Last week, I wrote about the unique leadership that guides our Track&Field team. Today, I want to reveal some of the events of my track career that slowly but steadily paved my path for MNU. It all started 13 years ago, when my parents finally realized that soccer or any other team sport was not the right fit for me. Imagine a seven year old who never passes the ball to someone else and yells at his teammates for not passing the ball to him. YES! That was me. Consequently, my wise parents chose an individual sport for me, and[…]

Read More

MNU Track&Field and the Key to Our Success

  Some say it is the athletes. Some say it is the attitude. It may be the leadership, or some higher power intervening. One way or the other, it is not too daring to say that MNU Track&Field program has been successful. I am extremely proud to be a part of this incredible team that, in my opinion, embodies all of the things above. We are nothing else but a group of individuals, with different goals, beliefs, and backgrounds. However, our leadership, mainly coach Wiens, has been able to find a philosophy that speaks and resonates with all of us.[…]

Read More

Productive Procrastination

As students we face many labels, requirements, and obligations. We, so called Millennials, are constantly being told what activities to avoid in order to be successful in life. We even admit that many of those advices are perfectly reasonable and meant for our own good. On the other hand, if we followed all of the recommendations we would be nothing else but a bunch of boring and bored geeks. On a more specific tone, we all agree that one of the most enjoyable activities, one that happens to be the most criticised, is watching TV-shows. There is a bit of[…]

Read More

“Winter Is Coming!” The Forecast Said, So Where in the World Is It?

This week, we all were about to go to Nebraska to compete at one of the best college tracks in the country. Sadly though, the weather forecast for this very same weekend showed that a major ice-storm would hit us by yesterday. Fortunately, as any good 21st century, politically correct institution would act, our incredible trip was cancelled. As we all can see from our windows, the horrendous snowstorm we have been warned before has not showed up yet. So, instead of kicking some behinds in Nebraska, here I am sitting in my living room asking myself, “How come that[…]

Read More

Copyright © 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University.