Four Key Components
By: George Brammeier
I chose Lipscomb because I know that it is where I need to be to better myself academically, athletically, and spiritually. So, it makes sense that whenever I am at school I aim to stay focused and motivated to get the most out of my time. Summers are a slow, but exciting time as we are thinking forward to the season ahead of us. We work to make improvements in everything we do so that when the season comes, we are as prepared as we can be. Everything down to our numbers in the weight room is scrutinized. The bottom line is that we get better, faster, and stronger. And, this is what I live for.
Personally, my summer consisted of four key components and not much else. I gave substantial amounts of my to time to my job, workouts, classes, and my church.
Students in the sciences will understand that taking these classes and their accompanying labs is tough. The material requires a lot of review, the tests are intense, and you spend a considerable amount of time in lab when you could be studying. My days in June were interesting because three days a week I had workouts sandwiched between class and lab at lunchtime. My lab instructor quickly got used to me eating my Au Bon Pain quietly in the back of the room while she explained that day in the lab. I finished Chemistry and took a Behavioral and Developmental Psychology class online in July. I enjoyed both, and took a lot away from them.
Athletically, this summer went well for everyone. Guys that were injured came to study and made progress rehabbing so that they will be ready come fall. And, guys that could workout definitely “brought it” in every way. We feed off of improvement and hard work. This happened every day.
On top of this, I have taken up a part-time job off campus working for 12th Table; an event company that sets up and organizes anything from weddings to concerts. Having had the opportunity to work venues for numerous well known country music singers, it has definitely been an experience.
Of everything I do on campus, I try to keep my faith paramount.
I have found a church home at Our Savior Lutheran on Franklin Pike and have continued to attend through the summer as I have over the last year, here in Nashville. I do my best to stay in the Word; my church attendance and time at Lipscomb has certainly made this possible.
In a nutshell, this was a summer of progress. With our continued determination the team can accomplish big things this year.
God’s Blessings and Go Bisons!