Stuck on Summer

Hello, Readers!

I hope your summer was amazing and you’re starting to get back into the swing of the new school year routine. It’s hard to do just coming off of summer, but once you’re there, it’s a good place to be!

If you’re a new reader, let me tell you a little about myself:

  • I’m a senior (WHAT?) hailing from Sterling Heights, Michigan – about 45 minutes north of Detroit.
  • I’m an English Creative Writing major with a Business minor and no, I have no idea what I want to do with that after I graduate (because I know you were going to ask – everyone does). I’m sure I’ll reflect on this in later posts, so no worries. 🙂
  • I love to run, go on walks, play soccer, read, write, be involved on Hope’s campus, take naps and play with puppies. I sincerely wish I could play with puppies more often than I actually do.

Just coming into this new, fresh semester, many people tend to ask the question “How was your summer?!” quite enthusiastically. Well, to calm all of your curiosity, I’ll tell you a little bit about my summer and what I did.

In short, this summer was a dream. I stayed in Holland in a little house on 14th Street with my friends where I learned the joys of having my own room, and the dread of paying rent. Having just come back from studying abroad in Ireland the previous semester, I had a lot to process and digest. Similarly, going into my senior year, I had many things to figure out (spoiler: I haven’t figured anything out). And what better way to process, digest, and figure things out than to work a great summer job? That’s right, friends, I worked on Hope College’s Grounds Crew.

People always give me a funny look when I say that I worked Grounds and loved it (I guess working outside when it’s raining isn’t for everyone??), but I never lie when I say that – it was the highlight of my summer.

While working there, I got to plant and water flowers, as well as weed and prune bushes. I made awesome friends and even got to go to the beach almost every week after work. Working Grounds Crew was one of the things that made my summer so great, and in addition to weekend activities that included camping, the Holland Farmers Market and even more beach days, my summer was perfect.

I learned about so much about myself and the world this summer and I my goal is to share what I learned with you throughout my posts this semester!

Enjoy the last dregs of summer heat, Readers, until next time!

These are the people I got the chance to work with this summer - Grounds Crew was the best!
These are the people I got the chance to work with this summer – Grounds Crew was the best!
Posted inCampus Life, Holland

Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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