Since this is a new year I decided I should start working on this blog a little early. My name is Michelle Bartels and I am in the middle of my third year at Northwest Missouri State University. I am a Speech/Theatre Education major. I will be here for your blogging pleasure for the next 6 or 7 months. Since I will be here fore a while, I’ll let you into my life a little bit. I play roller derby for the Blacksnake Roller Girls in St. Joe. I’ve been doing this since June of 2012. I enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring nature. I will be leaving for the Czech Republic on February 8th and will be there until the end of May. I know many of you would ask “why the Czech Republic?” My answer to you is that this destination had my major in their school, were a country that seemed okay for a female in her 20’s to visit, and didn’t speak English. I wanted to plop myself in an environment where I would have to figure things out on my own and either sink or swim. Hopefully Masaryk University will give me the opportunity to grow as a person and learn more things about myself.
Michelle Bartels- Signing off.