Hi blogging world!
If you’re reading this, you might know that dance marathon happened Friday and Saturday. And in dance marathon, we stand for 24 hours in support of the patients and families of UNC Children’s hospital. This marathon was particularly special. Why? Because we raised over $600,000. The most we’ve raised in a year to date. And this marathon was my last as a UNC student. Will I come back to help them on occasion in my old age? Probably. But there’s nothing quite as special as participating as a student.
Just like there’s nothing quite as special as the bonding you get to do as a committee during the marathon. I was lucky enough to be in the first generation of the technology committee, working to ensure all photo and video coverage was in place during this huge event and all other events leading up to it.
I had always felt like our committee was close. There were the occasional giggly outbursts during meetings or snide, sassy comments from me to Jacob, the technology chair. But it was really during the marathon that we came together as one moderately sized dysfunctional family. As we should.
Am I a little sad that I’ll never get to experience the gloriousness that was our committee dance again? Absolutely. The bonds that you make at this event are incredible. You’re in pain, your friends are in pain. All you can do is work as hard as you can to make their job easier while ensuring that you’re completing yours in the best way possible.
I’ll miss how close I grew with my committee and how much we bonded over our mutual pain and love for our cause. Of course I will. But my time’s up, and I’m also thankful for that. Bring in the new generation of tech. I’m ready.