My Kean Story
On the Storied Campus page I shared my favorite experience on campus. Or rather, my most memorable one. Now, I started to tell the tale of how I graduated from Kean University with honors, Magna Cum Laude. The honorees received their awards before our actual graduation in the Wilkins Theater. After the ceremony, we had a light refreshments across the way. I had a really funny story about how I was 6 months pregnant with my second child at the time. The story was filled with all of the pregnant angst I experienced as I sat in those uncomfortable seats for over an hour. And yes, that within itself was an accomplishment that I am very proud of--it will always be special to me. My daughter Laila who I was carrying loves to hear about how mommy was college with her in my tummy. But, that story didn't make the cut.
What did make the cut was this...
Neo Soul Concert @Wilkins Theatre
At this concert I saw three of my favorite Neo-Soul artists live and in living color. Chrisette Michelle( she has since fallen on my list because of her Inauguration performance-- but her talent is still remarkable), Marsha Ambrosias and Musiq Soulchild. Music is my favorite. My wedding CD was filled with his songs. My husband and I had our first dance to a Musiq Soulchild song titled Who Knows. This was such an incredible experience. One that I never would've imagined experiencing on a college campus.
This moment in time is something that I will never forget because it was perfectly unplanned and awesome at the same time. I had some good times at Kean University doing normal college things. But, when I look back and reflect on my time on campus-- this is a story that I always tell.