As the summer draws to an end, it means that Wagner’s fall semester is right around the corner. Soon, all students will be back on campus returning to a daily routine that we grew so accustomed to before the summer. The last few days of summer serve as a great time to reflect on what transpired during the last three and half months. When I look back, I realize that even though my stay in Chicago was shorter than expected, it is an experience that I will forever cherish and would never trade for anything else. For those of you who haven’t followed all of my blogs, I contracted mono over the summer and had to return home sooner that I had planned to recuperate.
My stay in Illinois with a host family was a new adventure, having never traveled farther west than Cleveland, it was interesting to see how flat the terrain is compared to where I live in Central Pennsylvania. Additionally, I had never lived in the confines of strangers, so it took a few days before I felt completely comfortable in my new living quarters. Luckily for me, my host family was extremely nice and caring, and loved the game of baseball. The transition was a lot easier because we shared a common interest, and I will be forever grateful to them for housing me this summer.
Having the opportunity to play in the Midwest Collegiate Baseball League was also a great experience. Making new friends and playing against opponents from all over the country was awesome. Also, being able to see and play with fellow Wagner College teammates helped make living in an unfamiliar area much easier.
Chicago was a beautiful city and I am really glad I had the chance to explore and see some of the great landmarks and sites it has to offer. I hope you enjoyed my posts about the city and about my collegiate baseball team, the Rockford Foresters. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It was a pleasure documenting my summer adventures with you and I hope to continue blogging throughout the school year! Thanks!