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A Week Off Work

by Nick Rush | Jul 07, 2017

I’m not going to lie, this Fourth of July holiday week has been different for me. This time in previous years I was always practicing for football, excluding last year because I was working since I had graduated. Let me start from the beginning of the week.

As a Conference Assistant during the summer at MU, I help with camps that come here. We didn’t have any over the break so I was able to go home and spend it with family. Well, that’s what I thought I was going to do. Here is everything in a nutshell: from the 30th until the 4th I was in town spending time with my family and friends. I was with my family during the day, and I was with my friends at night. My parents and I just hung around the house or we went and worked out. My friends and I did mostly the same; we all went to a friend’s house. My sister and I recorded a video of her singing while I played the guitar, so that was kind of cool.

Here is the semi-interesting part. Instead of staying in town on the 4th, I went to Muncie where my roommate and another friend were. Before I left for Muncie, I decided I was going to take a pitstop in Avon to have dinner with an old friend. After 3 hours of driving and stopping for dinner, I finally made it there. As soon as I got my stuff inside his house, we took off to our firework-watching destination. We met with my roommate’s old high school friend and just threw a football around until the fireworks started. Once they were over, we shot off fireworks of our own. I met some cool people, shot off some cool fireworks, and watched some all in the same night.

This is the most interesting part, which kind of contradicts my title – oops – my coworkers and I had to come back to work on the 6th. However, we received an email saying the power will be off on the 6th and no one is supposed to come to campus to work… except for us. We worked until the hallways were pitch black and you couldn’t see the face of someone 10 feet in front of you and the staircases were pitch black. The power in my room finally came back on around 10:45pm and my room almost instantly dropped five degrees. Working in the dark was definitely interesting to say the least.

Now it’s time to get back to the swing of things working various hours during the week and going to play baseball on the weekend. I will leave you with some news, by the time I post next I will no longer be 19 years old!!


Nick Rush ’20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.

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