Life at SJCME

As told by Michaela '14


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Who am I, and What Is This Blog?

Hello, readers!

My name is Michaela, and I’m a 21-year-old student graduating from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in May 2014 with a degree in English and possibly a minor in philosophy. I love to observe, think abstractly, and try to see different points of view, so, naturally, these domains of study appealed to me.

Similar to many college students, every day is a balancing act between school, work, and play. I set daily goals, such as forcing myself to get out of bed when it feels like the hardest thing in the world to do, to remembering to eat breakfast, motivating myself to write that paper that really doesn’t interest me, prioritizing what bills I should pay first, and so on.

I commute to campus every day, which is about a 25-minute drive. Throughout my college career, I have worked from 30 to more than 40 hours a week. Some of these jobs included tutoring at the College’s writing center, working at a little café/catering company off campus, and stocking shelves in the frozen food and dairy sections at Walmart.

About This Blog

So, what is the point of this blog? I want prospective students and their parents to have an additional resource for information, through the eyes of a student who has spent four years here. I want current students to be able to read about some of the wonderful things offered here on campus that they either have attended or may want to attend in the future, and to smile because they have the option to be part of the SJC community. I want faculty and staff to see the inner workings of a college student’s mind, which can only help them help us.

I would love for the blog to continue on with students who can offer different perspectives from mine, to be something that shows how Saint Joseph’s College, an educational institution that has been open since 1912, has changed over time. The blog can help uncover some of the things that makes Saint Joseph’s College more than just a beautiful campus – it can shed light on the amazing faculty, staff, and students through interviews and profiles, answer questions students may have always wondered about Saint Joseph’s College – from the mundane to abstract – and open the public’s eye to more than just the campus scenery and the financial aspect of college.

To the bloggers who come after me, I hope you continue to show everyone what Saint Joseph’s College has to offer students and the community.

Thank you for reading,

Michaela Hotham ’14

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