Coffee Break, Uncategorized

First Homecoming!

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I just graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in the spring, and I cannot believe that it is already time for me to go back for Homecoming! I cannot wait to see my Pitt family that I spent an incredible four years with. There’s something about going to back to a place you called home for so long. You want to see what has changed, what has stayed the same. You want to visit all of the places that you spent so much time at. Of course some of the biggest experiences come from the people that you spent the time with, and that is what I cannot wait for. Being from the south, not too many of us choose to go up north for school, so there’s not that many people at home who know Pitt traditions. Luckily, I talk to people pretty regularly from school, so I’m never too Pittsick… is that a thing? I’m making it a thing. If there’s one thing I learned while at school was how to be proud of my school. I spent years being part of Alumni organizations that help to keep people together, and I knew after I graduated I wanted to make sure I stayed connected. I love going to Atlanta Pitt Club events, so I can meet other Atlanta alumni to sing Sweet Caroline with. Also being involved in Greek life at Pitt (shout to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.), I talk to my line sisters all the time as well as other members of Pitt NPHC. Being able to see all of them face to face again is what is going to make all of the difference. Did I mention we’re playing Georgia Tech for homecoming?! It’s like a double home game for me! Also don’t forget about teachers! I was in a program where I had very few teachers, which meant they knew all of us, and I spent two stress-filled, amazing years, I know does that make any sense? I have to make sure I visit my teachers to let them know that I’m doing great, and they helped me out a lot.
I would say if you get a chance to go to your homecoming, GO! Save up the money take the time, to revisit a place that helped to shape who you are today. Without the University of Pittsburgh I wouldn’t be a paramedic, wouldn’t be a member of Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and I wouldn’t know the feeling of having traditions that matter. Oh, and I wouldn’t have a reason to do the Pitt rendition of Sweet Caroline whenever it comes on. Here’s to homecoming! HAIL TO PITT!!! Until next time,
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Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader
Bookish, Uncategorized

Sarah Dessen came to Pittsburgh!!!

As I said in my video blog. Sarah Dessen came to Pittsburgh!! As we all know she is my favorite author of all time and I was so excited to see her! Unfortunately I was not able to stay and get an autograph or a picture with her, but I did muster up the courage to ask her a question.
During her time on stage she dropped hints, or really flat out told us that she is having another book come out in the summer of this year and of course we were all excited to here the news! She told us what inspired her to write another book and that’s where I got the question of asking her what inspired her to write her first novel, That Summer.
Her answer basically was that she liked the idea of a young woman who was different than everyone else, her being very tall, but comfortable with it. Because Sarah Dessen herself wasn’t comfortable in high school like many others, and some of her inspiration came from one of the players on the UNC Women’s Basketball team.
What I also love about her is that she writes what she wants to write. She told us that she doesn’t read other Young Adult authors because she really doesn’t want to know and doesn’t want to start comparing herself to others. She also doesn’t really watch MTV and other things like that, but she honestly writes what she wants and feels, and I really admire that as a reader.
Sarah Dessen continues to be my favorite as I grow up and I can’t wait to read her next book over the summer when I have a lot of time to read it.
Until Next Time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader