This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my Homecoming at none other than Tennessee State University!! I must say that I had a blast hanging out with old friends but it was different. This was my first time going as a married woman and I could definitely tell the difference.
Hubby wasn’t in attendance but was okay with me going and hanging out with my friends. Not that I would have minded but I didn’t really think he would have had much fun anyway. It’s already difficult to take someone that has never attended an HBCU Homecoming but it’s even harder to take someone who’s never experienced campus life at all. I’ve been with a newbie before and you end up feeling like you have to
babysit entertain them the whole time because they don’t know what’s going on.
Before marriage, Homecoming was an annual event to get fly for, catch up with friends, reminisce on old times and just be in the scene. While the same stands for after marriage, I have to admit that being out in the club scene was a bit boring this time around. I felt out of place. The crowd was younger and there seemed to be a sea of single men/women looking for the next thing to pounce on. I found myself day dreaming about being at home, laying on the couch with my guys. Sure it’s great to get all dressed up, go out and have people notice you but once you don’t need that feeling anymore…then what?
Is this what life has turned into? Am I getting old?
Who knows. What I do know is that I’m probably only cut out for one more Homecoming before I take a necessary break. If it wasn’t for the 2012 Centennial Celebration, this year probably would have been a wrap.
Ah well, until next time…