My Final Blog.

For my final blog, I would like to reflect on the semester and plans for the summer in the form of a journal entry! 

May 8, 2023

This past semester has been hectic, but I am so happy with how it went! This semester, I decided to take advantage of all the opportunities possible, but as we know, life can throw curveballs. After having to get another job and joining more things than I could handle. I found myself with five classes, joining DSAC, blogging, adding a minor, and having to work two jobs. Blogging was my safe haven without realizing it. Whenever I felt overwhelmed, I found myself looking forward to putting my creativity into a post for my peers to see. After writing a post, it reminded me that I am not alone, and the person sitting next to me is BMGT 451 is probably feeling the same exact way!

While I valued this tremendously, the one regret I have is not having enough time to put into finding an internship for the summer. Nevertheless, the hunt is not over! I also know that I’m not the only one in this situation, and I can’t wait for summer to come as I continue my education journey! This summer, I hope to rest, work, and spend lots of time with my family and friends! The last thing I would like to document is that I am so proud of myself and the person reading this!

Final thoughts:

Blogging for USG Around The Grove has been such a privilege, and so much fun! This experience has been one of my favorites this semester, and I do not regret taking the opportunity given! It’s been exactly what I needed this semester to get through my hectic life. I want to thank my friend for telling me about this amazing opportunity, and I wish my peers good luck for finals, and the best end of the semester!

About Ashlynn Battle

Hello everyone! My name is Ashlynn Battle, and I am a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), at the Universities of Shady Grove (USG). I was born in, ironically, the Shady Grove area, and have lived throughout the Germantown/Gaithersburg area my entire life! I recently graduated from Montgomery College with an Associate’s degree in Business, and I am currently studying Marketing at UMD’s R.H Smith School of Business at USG. I am currently working for the Montgomery County Recreation Department, where I lead about 20 elementary school children through an afternoon of recreational activities. I enjoy going out to eat, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, drawing, reading, writing, and listening to music. Although my current favorite thing to do is take my four-year-old energetic Maltipoo to the dog park!
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1 Response to My Final Blog.

  1. Steve Simon says:

    Ashlynn – Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience as a blogger and as a USG student this year! I know you said “final,” but we hope you will give consideration to blogging again next year. So glad you gained from the experience and enjoy being part of the USG and “Around the Grove” community!

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