Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hark the Sound: Slice of Life Day 2

Oh, what a roller coaster day I've had! It started out so well, then dipped, then rose, them completely plummeted in the "can we go back and get my guts?" kind of way. So I did what any self-respecting girl would do: I went to the tanning bed for some "me" time, then shopped online for books and clothes :)

Johnathan and I spent most of the evening with his family, including his oldest sister and our new niece Layla. She is such a sweet little girl, and I finally got to hold her tonight! We all watched the Carolina/Florida State game (Heels won!) together and really enjoyed ourselves. All in all, the day ended about as well as it began, so hooray for salvaging it instead of letting it destroy me (which can happen, I've seen me do it).

I'm excited about some upcoming opportunities, too. I'm going to a conference in Concord, NC this weekend on Teacher Leadership, so look for some live-blogging during the session if it's possible. If not, look for updates on Friday and Saturday nights. I'm hoping this one will offer some good ideas to take back to my school!

My principal said to me yesterday as he was signing a letter for me to apply to an NEH workshop in Chapel Hill this summer, "well you really love Chapel Hill." And he's right; I do.

Here's why:
Chapel Hill in the Spring is a heavenly place.
Franklin Street is ever changing and timeless all at once.
I've drank from the Old Well.
I've moraled the Dance Marathon (twice!).
I met the love of my life at Fall Fest 2003, even if I didn't know it yet.
I know the words to all the fight/pep songs.
I still get chills every time I walk campus.
My eyes tear up when we sing the Alma Mater.
Many of my lifelong friends are from my time at UNC.
My husband asked me to marry him on Graduation Day May 14, 2006.

Going to UNC was always my dream, and I spent years working for it. All that work paid off the day I moved into Morrison dorm, and again the day I turned my tassel next to my friends. Since then, I have more respect for myself than I ever did before and I share a bond others may never experience.

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices
Ringing clear and true
Singing Carolina's praises, shouting NCU
N-C-U!
Hail to the brightest star of all
Clear its radiance shine
Carolina, priceless gem
Receive all praises thine!

I'm a tar heel born
I'm a tar heel bred
And when I die
I'm a tar heel dead
So rah rah, Carolina-lina
Rah rah Carolina-lina
Rah rah Carolina-lina
Rah Rah Rah!

2 comments:

Stephanie McCabe said...

oh, lindsey, it's terrible that you had to run to the tanning bed to recoup after your day! haha...i hope tomorrow is a better day.

Lindsey Lea said...

Yes, sometimes I must give into my vices: tanning, books, and clothes :)