Monday, October 27, 2014

A Wonderful Weekend

Homecoming Weekend is very special at my school.  In addition to being a weekend for alumni to come back, it is the kickoff of the basketball season - our biggest sport.  The Friday night of Homecoming Weekend is Hoopsmania.  Hoopsmania is a larger than life pep rally to kick off the season and get everyone super excited for all that's to come over the next few months.  
This is going to sound so cheesy, but I find Hoopsmania to be one of the most amazing things I've experienced during my time at Villanova.  The amount of school spirit and pride that happens during those few hours is off the charts.  You can feel the electricity that the excitement creates, you can see thousands of people come together for one thing they all love, you can hear the voices become one as they cheer.  Even in describing it I feel like I'm not doing it justice, it's truly one of those things that you have to experience to fully understand what an incredible thing it is.  We had a truly amazing season last year, which makes starting off this year that much better.
One of my good friends and I have a tradition of going to Hoopsmania together every year.  This year we went with a few other friends and ran into even more while we were there.  I loved getting to see everyone and it always makes for a great photo opportunity with everyone in their school gear.  The one unfortunate thing though is that it is dark so those pictures don't always necessarily come out the best.
After Hoopsmania I went back to my apartment where several of my sorority sisters were hanging out.  We were all tired so we hung around having wine & making some festivities for the next day.  It was great catching up, chatting for hours, & just being around people I hadn't seen in such a long time.  I love having company & people staying with me, it's like a giant sleepover & just an absolute blast.
We woke up kind of early the next morning & headed out for Starbucks & breakfast.  After that a few girls came over & we got all of our stuff ready to bring to the tailgate that we were going to.  Once we hung out for a bit, we headed over the the parking lot so the Homecoming fun could really begin.
The tailgate was one giant party where I got to see even more people that had come back for the weekend.  We hung out at the tailgate, went to check out the events going on on our Main Campus, and then went to the football game for a bit.  It was chilly at the game so we didn't last long, but it was fun to watch while we were there.  We also ended up winning, which I was thrilled about.  There's something so special about a win during Homecoming!
This weekend was such a perfect weekend.  This weekend I was reminded why I wanted so badly to go to Villanova and why I love it here so much.  This weekend I was reminded that no matter how hard things are or what happens I am so lucky to get to call such an extraordinary place my home.  This weekend I was reminded why joining Alpha Gamma Delta was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  This weekend reminded me that I have the most amazing friends.  This weekend was wonderful and reminded me how much I love school and how happy it makes me.
You may have seen this if you follow me on Instagram, but I wanted to share it here too:

"My sisters remind me, by their very steadfastness, that truth, beauty and goodness exist in the world, and that, no matter what there are and always will be people loving people through thick and thin."

Thank you to everyone who made this weekend so memorable.  I can't wait for next year.

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  1. LOVED seeing everyone in their Villanova gear and all of your homecoming pics - definitely brought back lots of great memories for this alum :)

  2. Such a perfect Homecoming weekend, I never went to a basketball game at my school and this makes me wish I had!

  3. I want to go to this school! Or at least the rally! Looks like so much fun!

  4. Aw looks like a fun time - great school spirit!

    Thanks for linking up with MMG :)


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