I’m sure you’ve notice how life has the habit of getting in the way. Especially in college. Life gets in the way of doing homework and studying, calling home to your parents, and sleep. For me, life has also gotten in the way of blogging the last few weeks. I would really like to apologize for this. I would also like to explain what has been keeping me away from you lovely people.
A week after my semester started, I went through recruitment for the sororities at my school. I would like to add a disclaimer to this post that in high school I never would’ve imagined I would join a sorority. However, my first semester at school was rough for me and I was still looking for people to call friends and I am generally willing to try new things. So when I got the email to sign up for sorority recruitment I debated for a few weeks and then decided to take the plunge. Let me tell you, making this decision was one of my best choices so far at college. The first night of recruitment was our meeting to explain what would happen throughout the week and when I walked in the room I spotted a friend from some of my classes who was sitting with some other girls. I went over and sat with them and we became friends right away. We were in the same recruitment group, so we spent a lot of the week together. Now two of those three girls are part of my pledge class. I am not going to explain the whole process of recruitment to you because it is complicated (I seriously still don’t even really understand it) and that is not what this post is about. Now, I would like to add a second disclaimer: because I never wanted to be in a sorority, I knew pretty much nothing about them except that getting a bid meant that they wanted you and that there are Bigs and Littles. That is it. So this is going to be a huge learning process for me. Now at the end of the week, I got a bid from Delta Zeta which was the sorority I wanted to be in. I would also like to let you know that the picture you may have in your head of what a sorority is like, is probably completely wrong. The picture I had was wrong and I learned that on the first day I met them. These girls are not the popular, snarky girls who wear Lily Pulitzer, party and only major in the “easy majors”. (Basically my knowledge of what being in a sorority was like was limited to what I had seen in legally blonde.) To be honest, these girls are kind of weird, but in the best possible way. In Delta Zeta, there are girls who major in Construction, Biology, Business Management, and so many more. They are absolutely crazy and I love them. I am so excited for this opportunity to spend my years of college with these amazing girls and even the memories I will make with them after.
The day I announced that I had found my home in the girls of Delta Zeta began the whirlwind I now call my life. I suddenly have to go to study hours, weekly dinners, weekly meetings, sister dates, and so much more. I love spending time with these girls, but so far it has been challenging to also keep up with all of the other things I have going on my life. I am hoping that things will calm down a little soon, but I also am going to prioritize more and make time for all of the things that are important to me.
So here I am BIA (back in action) and I hope you will still follow me on my journey through college and all of the lessons I learn.
What have you done that surprised even yourself? Let me know in the comments below!