I awoke to the shoves of my younger sister around 3AM to see the small snow flurries hit our bedroom window. I jumped out of bed, put on every layer of winter gear that I owned, and headed outside. It was my only natural response.
|My sisters, Imani (right), Jasmine (center), and |
I smiling outside in the snow.
Needless to say, I was very, very excited to see snow in the forecast this past week. I called my mom after my Earth Science class where my professor confirmed it. Charlotte would receive snow. I eagerly awaited the first snowfall of 2014. I checked the weather app on my phone obsessively, borrowed a tray from Crown Commons for sledding, and put on my hiking boots for safety in the ice. Rumor spread that the university would cancel classes, so a group of us braved the harsh elements (at least I thought they were) to sled down the hills around campus.
|First-year UNC Charlotte students post-sledding adventure.|
There is something about the snow that will always make me giddy with excitement. While we only had a few inches, I enjoyed every second of our time out in the snow, and I am keeping my fingers crossed for more snowflakes in the future.