A time has finally come to ditch the sneakers and sweatpants and get all dressed up for the night. My life has become so busy lately with playing basketball, coaching basketball, and let’s not forget getting my masters. On a night when I have off, I usually like to just chill-out and relax. Motivation has been low to leave my bed on these colder February nights. Business Ball was right around the corner. It is a formal dance that is just for the business students at CIT. I generally love getting dressed up and going to things like this, but as I said motivation was low. However, sometimes all you need is a friend to send you a text that says “You are coming with me, NO EXCUSES!!” to remind you that there are so many exciting experiences you miss out on if you just stay in your room. The fear of missing out mixed with happiness that came along with someone wanting me to go with them was all the motivation I needed to get my butt out of bed and onto the dance floor.
One of the coolest part of this whole situation is that my friend who invited me is from France. She too is studying abroad, and she introduced me to all of her friends before going to the dance. I knew only her before we left, and by the end of the night I had met people from the Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, and France. We may not have been able to understand each other the whole time, but we danced and laughed together and had a great time. I am so grateful to have made such an amazing friend who has encouraged me to embrace every opportunity that comes my way, and has allowed me to become friends with people from all over the world.