Summer Update

As we’re over half way through the summer I feel like I should write up a short post giving some updates into the goings on in my life. Purdue has a reputation with its students for always being under construction, and it gets much worse over the summer. Currently they’re redoing State Street which, if you’re unfamiliar with the area, is the backbone of campus. Also, we have a new learning center that is being finished up and will open to the public next month, which I’m excited to check out.

On perhaps a more interesting note, what have I been up to?

Working. A lot. And visiting my girlfriend Kelsey who is home for the summer in Mishawaka, Indiana (a little over 2 hours away from Purdue). But mostly working. Summer is a time of change here at the pool, I’ve been getting ready for various changes that I need to implement come Fall, including creating a new position (Lifeguard Lead, fancy stuff), overhauling some of our procedures, and creating some new training presentations and videos. Let’s just say that I have more than enough to keep me busy lately.

That’s part of why I haven’t gotten to post in a little while. Well, that, and as it would turn out, blogging is a little bit harder than I expected. I’m starting to get the hang of everything though I think, so hopefully, I’ll be able to post more regularly here soon.

It hasn’t all been work though! Summer has always been my favorite time of the year, especially peak summer in July. Near Lafayette, in Battle Ground is a park known as Wolf Park. Here they hold wolves, foxes, coyotes, and a few bison. Last week, Kelsey and I went to their annual watermelon party, during which the staff fills watermelons with food that wolves like, such as raw liver and feed them to the wolves. It’s adorable. Though, to be completely honest with you, I don’t have any idea why they specifically use watermelons rather than a bowl, or any other fruit, but I digress. Regardless of the receptacle used for the wolf snacks, it’s an activity that I would highly recommend for a family day, a neat date idea, or even just to go see wolves chow down on raw meat (if you’re into that sort of thing).

Overall, it’s been a pretty enjoyable summer. This post is a bit shorter than I would have liked it to be, but I guess I just haven’t had anything worth rambling about happen in the past couple weeks. Here’s to hoping the next post will be a bit longer, and more enthralling!

Until next time!

Brock

 

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