September 1, 2013

the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Y'all.  I cannot even begin to explain my love for North Carolina State University.  There is just something about Carter Finley Stadium that gives me the chills every time I step foot into it. I have always enjoyed athletics but this university made me love them.  I love every part of it. The loyalty of the fans despite our tough seasons, the beauty of the red and white, and the tradition of Mr. and Ms. Wuf as they lead each game in cheers against some of our top rivals in state.  

This university is full of tradition, full of pride, and full of my sweat and tears. I attended the first football game of the 2013 season on Saturday and the memories came flooding back.  I made so many friends in this stadium...I reconnected with those that I loved...and I learned any North Carolina State chant that you have ever heard.

This place taught me about family and it taught me about life. Football isn't isn't easy, but North Carolina State, you taught me how to have fun living it and that's something I will never forget.  

This university showed me this beautiful state. Sometimes it wasn't enjoyable as others (like soil science or forestry...) but I am so thankful I now know how different  the east is from the west.  This university gave me the opportunity to travel and it sent me to places that I never thought I could go.  It gave me opportunity and never stopped believing in me.  

North Carolina State University...thank you for showing me the beauty of the earth and reminding me how special life really is.  Thank you for reminding me how important it is to be part of the pack but to also be a leader.  Thank you for showing me what true love is and how to be forever loyal to those that you love.  Forever and always...

This Is Our STATE.