I come from a big Italian family. My mom, dad, two sisters, brother and I are all super close and talk or text daily. One sort of silly family thing we have adopted is the “toot! toot!”
The “toot! toot!” is the name we came up with when we want to talk about ourselves and brag about something we have accomplished or are proud of. When we want to, “toot our own horn!”
Seriously, some of my favorite phone conversations have started out like this, “Hey! I’m calling to TOOT! TOOT!” and then I get to hear something awesome they have done or accomplished and it just makes my day!
Ok, I kind of have one more little thing to “toot! toot!” about… I want to thank the University of Tampa for selecting me as the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award
(umm ok, let’s just be honest, the word ‘young’ really made my day lol)!
Each year the alumni association board selects one University of Tampa graduate to receive the award, a graduate who demonstrates a high level of achievement in their chosen career, and I was shocked and so grateful to find out it was me (toot! toot! haha).
To be able to do what I love everyday and call this work...that’s pretty amazing!