I am going home to Tallahassee this weekend to see my family! The last time I saw my parents was in mid-September when they came to Gainesville for my sorority Family Weekend. The last time I was home was Labor Day and that seems like a long time ago. I find that I am getting to love Tallahassee more and more knowing that it won’t be long before we leave. I have never known any other home than our house on Tralee Road that we moved into in August 1979. I was born in Tallahassee and I realize that it has been a part of me ever since. I hate to leave but change is inevitable. I spent the past twenty-one years calling Tallahassee home and I will never forget that it is where I come from.
On a lighter note, I won my elections on Monday night so now I am the Alpha Chi Omega warden (ritual chair) and songleader for the spring and fall 2001 semesters. By the time that we walked into chapter on Monday night I already knew that I had most of the house on my side but after the elections and all of the congratulations had been uttered I was convinced that everyone wanted me to win. It was almost funny to see that I was the heavy favorite. In January I will begin my new positions’ duties and then I will probably wonder why I wanted them at all but until then it makes me happy to know that my sisters trust me with these jobs.
I can’t say that there is anything else to add to my running life’s commentary at the moment. We are more than halfway through the fall semester and the flood doors that have been only allowing a small leakage of schoolwork and social events to escape will soon open and pour out all that the holiday season has to offer. Wal-Mart has already begun to showcase Christmas wreaths and ornaments and this means that very soon life will become an endless flurry of activity, as always happens this time of year. I must remember to keep my eyes upon the homework and studying that must be done before letting them stray towards the thought of my family’s annual Christmas tree decorating session, which takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving. This is going to be the last Christmas for us in our house and in Tallahassee, I suppose. Another thought to be left for another time. Now I remember that I will see my mother, father, and brother this evening. A smile warms me heart.