covering our community

Hey, want to go to somewhere with me?

228584_10150169517879565_593494564_6670218_2380311_n

Salzburg, Austria

 I am Jamie, and I am an adventurer.

250085_10150182737254565_593494564_6777035_7229286_n

Venice, Italy

230395_10150182992144565_593494564_6779569_5254375_n

Split, Croatia

224285_10150177464274565_593494564_6732947_6255027_n

Malta, Greece Island

189364_10150099895749565_593494564_6209249_980142_n-1

Delphi, Greece

184780_10150100391299565_593494564_6213083_2889559_n

Athens, Greece

166998_498775954564_593494564_6048758_2524854_n

Istanbul, Turkey

169088_495729049564_593494564_6006673_949689_n

Amsterdam, Netherlands

I am constantly curious with a wandering mind, day dreaming of the places I’ll go. I am full of wanderlust. I would gladly live out of a suitcase if it meant that I could see the world. I believe that if you see more of the world you will see more of yourself. My year in Salzburg taught me more life lessons than any amount of hours I have spent in the classroom have taught me. Those moments of independences, insecurity, and the unknown pushed me to develop into a person who chooses to challenge herself each day. I try to take the road untravelled. My year abroad has given me curiosity and passion of other cultures, gender issues, and the beauty of the world.

I had the opportunity to spend a year abroad in Salzburg, Austria. Exploring 16 different countries and living the adventure of a lifetime. These pictures are just a few of my favorite places that I was fortunate enough to see in my months abroad.

IMG_0917

It’s a fact; I have the most supportive parents in the world.

I push myself to achieve the unimaginable through hard work and perseverance. I am dedicated and motivated. As the captain of the UP Women’s Rowing team, I have a responsibility to my teammates, my coach, and myself to give 100% each day, in everything I do. I try my best to uplift the people around me and give them confidence in themselves and their potential. People often ask me, “Why do you wake up at ungodly hours simply to get blisters and back pain?”At times I think this is a very good question and at times I would love to stay in my warm bed instead of going out in the cold only to work until I am exhausted. But, as cheesy as it is I truly believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and rowing has made me stronger in every aspect of my life.

I come for Keizer, Oregon (right next to Oregon’s capital, Salem), and went to McNary High School where I was involved in musical theater (yes, I said it!), choir, leadership, and a few sports. Good times.  I also have a very close family that runs an Insurance Agency called R. Bauer Insurance (the R is for my grandfather Ralph). I have worked in the office every summer since high school and who knows, some day I may call the business my own. But for now I am pursuing my interests in the Communications Studies!

299608_10150447810682222_225568699_n

Picture of my family’s office. They had Flo from Progressive visiting that day! (Not really, it’s a cardboard cutout)

People are my passion. I hope that someday I am able to connect with others and help them by giving their life deeper meaning. As a Communications and German major I hope to use my skills to connect with others. This class will hopefully provide me with skills that will help me handle “crisis” scenarios that will help others have hope about their current situation. Although I do not have a CLUE what my career entails, I have hope that God has a plan for me, and that I need to trust in Him in the next few years.

So. That’s me.

DSC_0144

Jamie Ellen (that’s middle name…)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: