#HumansOfMcGovern | Andy Gagel, MS4
Going to the middle of nowhere in northern New Hampshire was, at first, very terrifying and after my first semester was very much considering coming back to Texas. It was a different world but I stuck with it and it was one of the best experiences so far. All of a sudden you’re bringing in a bunch of different perspectives, you realize the way you thought about things is not how everybody thinks about things so you learn from it. Being a college athlete, you’re almost drilled into having a fitness regimen. That was something even after college was over, I needed to keep doing. There have been times when I’ve been like I can’t do anything today but going for a walk or a 15 minute run to get the juices flowing, it’s better than nothing. I’ve noticed a definite change in my attitude if I’ve worked out that day. I’m taking January and February off and gonna just ski. I bought the Ikon Pass, it gives you unlimited skiing at 15 places. Pure vacation. I’m a huge skier. Part of the reason I went to Dartmouth was I wanted to be up in the mountains. So this idea had been in the books and helped me get through third year. I knew we got three months in fourth year and so I scheduled it to where I could maximize my ski time. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, a fan of all Houston teams, only thing that’s different is Ohio State football.
Hidden talent – I speak German; spent a summer tending bar in Germany, by the end, I was very conversational.
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