March 10, 2015

I met President Barack Obama!

I am in SHOCK because today I met (shook hands and spoke with) President Obama! If you follow my blog, you know this has been a goal of mine for years, and even appears on my goals for year 24. And I cannot believe it actually happened today! Georgia Tech hosted President Obama during his visit to Atlanta and made it possible for GT students, faculty, staff, and alumni to get FREE tickets to hear President Obama speak.

The lines for tickets were long and intense. And I arrived on campus this morning around 6AM to secure a good spot in line so I could have a choice in my seat inside. Standing room right in front of the President's podium was available so I got lucky and was able to stand right in front of him during his speech about college affordability! It was surreal and an experience I will never forget. After he spoke, President Obama walked down to the area where I was standing and greeted more than 100 students. He shook hands and chatted with us, it was so cool!

I got to speak with him and shake his hand, and a photo of this was published in my local newspaper.

This goes down as one of the best days of my life. I am overwhelmed with gratitude!


  1. i want to meet michelle obama - she's my bff in my head!!

  2. That's so cool, Vett! How awesome for you :)

    dance a real

  3. Vett, I am so happy for you... you put it out in the universe and it happened... that is so wonderful xox

    1. Thank you, Launna - I know you know how long I've dreamed of this :) wishing you well xo!

  4. I love it when you get to cross something off your bucket list and it becomes a "been there, done that!" Good for you!

  5. wow, lucky u and i love the face, hehehe
    Keep in touch

  6. Aw congrats!! Just reading this post, I can tell how excited you were.That's one more goal crossed off the list!


  7. Wow what an honor! I am so happy for you Vett, that is so exciting!

  8. Girl, this is freaking awesome! I remember seeing this in my IG feed and being excited for you! Lol I saw him playing darts at Manuel's too. We have such an awesome president. And you met him! I can't say awesome enough lol

  9. I'm so happy to see your dreams become a reality!

    I would totally geek out if I were to meet President Obama so I know how you feel.

    XO |EESH

  10. Congratulations! Dreams come true. :)


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