My name is Kundai Nangati and I come from Zimbabwe. I am an all-round student with interests in science, art, literature and sports. This is why I had a difficult time in deciding which major to pursue at Lindenwood. One thing I was certain of was that I eventually want to run my own business. I did not know which particular industry I would see myself working in, so I chose International Business as my major because I love experiencing new cultures and countries. I have played field hockey for thirteen years so I joined the university’s field hockey team. I had not played competitively for two years so I found the conditioning training was initially very brutal.I enjoy listening to all genres of music, but dancehall is my favorite. I love Jamaica and the distinct musical sound it exports. My other interests include fashion, art and outdoor activities.
I landed in the United States in August and hit the ground running. As I took my first step outside the plane I was hit by a heat wave. Most people assume that I should be used to such high temperatures like those I felt in St Charles because I am from Africa. However, we have moderate weather and the air is not half as humid as it was here. The a/c in my room didn’t work on my first night on campus so I slept through the night with the window open, and had dozens of water bottles to prevent overnight dehydration. It seemed to me that the weather was keen to make me better acquainted with its drastic changes and extreme weather conditions all in one brief period of time. In my first month I experienced one tornado and two tornado warning alerts. The rain storms disappeared as quickly as they appeared and left no trace of their passing, just the sign of blown away trash cans reminding you that they had been there.
I have finally completed my first semester at LU and this three-week break is well deserved and long overdue.
My Winter Break and First Time seeing Snow
I had a really good evening yesterday while watching “My Sister’s Keeper”,