I am Jamie, and I am an adventurer.
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.
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!
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.
Jamie Ellen (that’s middle name…)