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3 back to school lessons from Pitch Perfect

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Written by TK

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Good morning Loves.  I know what you’re thinking, “Acca-cuse me”.  For all you Barton Bella and Barton Treble maker fans out there believe me when I say you’ve found a friend.  Please feel free to leave your favorite Pitch Perfect reference below, I promise to respond – most likely with the next line in the movie because I pretty much know it by heart.  Pitch Perfect is just one of those movies that I could watch over and over again without ever getting bored.  Another one of these movies for me is Clue, but that’s a whole different conversation.

This weekend I had a back to school movie marathon that included Center Stage, Easy A, Pitch Perfect and The Social Network.  I don’t know why but there is just something about the last weekend of summer that gets me all excited, even though I’m not going back to school.

What was your favorite thing about college?

As I watched the students at Barton University attend the activities fair, relax in the quad and make new friends I started thinking about my own college experience.  I attended a school with a campus in the middle of a metropolis.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the benefit of a big campus full of trees and green spaces; however that was my choice.  I wanted to go to school in a big city because I wanted to get as far away from my small hometown as possible,  at the time I didn’t know that I would be missing out.

Now that I’m older (Yes I know that 33 is not yet qualified as old) I can look back at  particular moments in my life and learn from my choices.  Now I can say “Oh if I only knew then what I know now.”  My college experience is one of those moments.  So here we are;  this is my shoulda, coulda, woulda list from college.

3 lessons from Pitch Perfect that will make your college life acca-mazing

1. Join a club, it will make your life easier.  Throughout the movie Bella’s Dad tells her to “Join in”.  My parents wanted me to have the full college experience, but they never expressed the importance of joining a club or organization.  It’s an easy way to make friends and it’s also a great way to always feel like you belong to something.  Sometimes college can be lonely and meeting other students with similar interests is comforting.

2. Don’t be afraid to open up.  Jessie and Bella’s relationship starts as colleagues then blossoms into a friendship and eventually into a romance, but it practically takes an entire school year for the feelings to develop.  College is the time to try new things, it’s definitely not the place to be shy.  This September if you are headed back to school get out of your comfort zone and try something new.

3. Just be yourself.  I think everyone can relate to some character in the movie Pitch Perfect.  Whether you are introverted, a born leader, the silent side kick or just the girl who likes to be alone there is a character for you.  These girls are so different but singing accapella music brings them together.  The best example of this is the character Fat Amy.  She owns her flaws and she is who she is – she never apologizes for it and neither should we.  

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    • You sound like me and my sister. I love Pitch Perfect and I can’t wait for the 2nd one to come out next year. A riff off is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I watched the movie 21 and Over because it had “Jessie” in it and now I follow him on Twitter and Instagram. It’s official I am totally obsessed!

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