Today is a super happy day for India so it seemed like a good day to update my many followers on India’s adventures at the University of Pittsburgh. When I last wrote about India in August, I had decorated her dorm room and reluctantly returned to Atlanta to my empty nest. She enthusiastically embarked on her new life. It has been an interesting two months for both of us.
India loves PITT. I can say without a doubt she made the choice that was right for her. She has enthusiastically thrown herself into campus life. She managed to get a field pass to the first football game to help unfurl the flag. She is one of those rabid fans in the student section, and yes, I actually saw her on ESPN. She loves the people in her dorm, and has made what will probably be lifelong friends. She has learned to navigate the city on the bus because, after all, it requires riding the bus to get to the mall! She seems serious about her studies and focused on the end game of becoming first an athletic trainer and ultimately an orthopedic surgeon. She is in charge of publicity of the Red Cross Club, and has volunteered at the hospital. In short, she is loving life at PITT and all the things an urban environment offers.
But why is this a super happy day at PITT you ask? Today is the first day of the season for the Lady Panthers basketball team. Thanks to some very good connections from past coaches at the Lovett School, India managed to get herself selected as one of the managers of the women’s basketball team! She absolutely loves the people associated with the women’s basketball program as well as her managerial duties.
In spite of all this happiness, she admits that she misses me every now and then — but just as I am basking in the glow of being missed by my baby, she adds, “but I miss Justin the most.” (Justin is our canine roommate shown here on his quilt throne).
Isn’t motherhood grand?!