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Family Weekend ... BOO YAH!

Posted by Leanna Hicks '16

September 21, 2012

Category: Student Blogs


Theatre this and theatre that, that's all you've read in my blogs so far but this one is not going to be about that. "What?! But Leanna, that's all you talk about! What else is there in life but theatre??" Family Weekend! The time has come for the folks to come check up on us and I am so ecstatic!

During my final days at home before leaving for Catawba, I kept thinking "wow, I'm really going to miss my mom, sister, cat and just the whole family." I brought up my mom in my last blog post but I didn't express how, my mom and sister, they are my best friends. "What? Your mother and sister are your (make shocked face) best friends?" Yes they are and no, the world is not coming to an end we really are that close. Not having them around has been really hard at times especially when there's news to tell whether it be about an awesome grade, a role in a play (chill out, I put something about theatre in there I know you were waiting for it) or   anything else exciting going on.

hicksfamily.jpgI knew the transition would be difficult, but thanks to the lovely invention of video chat and the brand new contraption called a cell phone, it's made the separation a little bit easier. Along with the different forms of communication, I have my Catawba family.... I know, I know get a tissue because that was touching. Everyone has a little bit of home sickness now and then but that's why Family Weekend is so great! Maybe I'm a dork for being this excited, but I embrace my dorky-ness and you should too! Show them around the places you hang out with your friends, the brand new café we have, take them to the theater to see Life of Galileo (I know that's where I'll be going), any games that are playing, anything and everything! Don't sit there thinking "Ugh but my parents are so embarrassing!" they're your family, it's their job and who knows maybe you might actually have fun, perish the thought! Well, I know I've got a lot planned for this weekend   maybe even some surprises in there but don't worry I'll keep you posted!