And just like that our first break of the semester has come and gone! Surprisingly, I was much more excited to go home this fall break as opposed to last year’s. The semester is flying but each day holds tons to do; no wonder why I needed a break! Besides, there really isn’t any place like home. Being able to sleep in my own bed, devour my mom’s cooking and cuddle with my adorable dog are aspects of home life I will always enjoy despite all the fun I could be having at school. Oh, and being able to munch on late night diner food with my friends! (perks of living in New Jersey). As much as I absolutely adore the University, there are just certain things I can’t have here like I do back home.
Aside from home cooked meals and diner disco fries, what also makes home so special is knowing I can hang out with a bunch of my great friends from high school and my best friend from middle school (who is also a neighbor)!. I’ll never forget my reaction when Katie told me she would be home for the weekend too; I was unbelievably excited, my eyes could have popped out of their sockets! And if I thought it couldn’t get any better than that, I was surprised to receive a text from another friend of mine who goes to school all the way out in Missouri telling me he was also home for fall break! On top of it, I also had some time to grab dessert with a couple of fellow Patriots that attend university locally. Fall break this year has proved to me that when school starts getting a little rough, the most reassuring feeling is knowing my best friends and family (and my dog, of course) will always be there for me.
However, right before I left Scranton, Octaves had its first performance! Last Thursday we debuted one of our mash-ups, “Shake the Scientist” at a USPB Coffeehouse Open Mic Night Event. (In fact, fellow blogger Victoria performed too! And did a phenomenal job singing Vance Joy’s “Riptide”). There were even a few performers who didn’t sing but actually read original poems, so cool!
I must admit, and I may be biased, but I truly think Octaves performed incredibly well for our first gig. It has honestly left me stoked to sing at our upcoming events. Thankfully, I won’t have to wait too long! This Friday we’ll be performing at a benefit concert for Wishmakers on campus, and not only will we be singing “Shake the Scientist”, but two of our other songs as well! (American Pie/Dog Days are Over and Free Fallin’/Wide Awake). The group will be decked out in our uniforms too, all black with different shades of purple ribbons, neck ties and bowties. Hopefully we snap a nice picture!
Well that’s all I have for now. Thankfully only three more days until the weekend! J I’ll be back next week, hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful October!