If you had asked me last week, while I was going through formal recruitment I would’ve simply been muttering, “What the fuck was I thinking.” But now, I know it was the right choice for me.
Formal recruitment was very stressful and an emotional roller coaster to say the least. But, now that its all over, and I’m moved in I feel…like I’m home. There are about 120 girls in my sorority chapter, and over 30 girls in my pledge class. Thats a little overwhelming for a girl thats only ever lived with one sister and didn’t live with that sister for very long. I’m used to being surrounded by males, whether its just my brother and foreign brother and their friends, or simply my guy friends. But these girls…they’re amazing. I probably won’t become super close to all of them or even maybe most of them, but I already know all the names of all the girls in my pledge class(which is quite the feat for only being with them for a week) and some, but not quite most, of the names of the upper classmen. I really feel like these girls are already becoming my sisters.
I agree that this path is not the right choice for everyone, but it was the right one for me.
I’m an Alpha Delta Pi now, and when the older girls say, “ADPi Till I Die.” I feel like soon I’ll feel the same way. Like these girls, and this house, were always a part of my life and I just had to find them. And find them I did. Or maybe they found me. The mutual selection process is a dramatic, and often hurtful one, but I don’t think I would be nearly as happy somewhere else.
I was just reading through what I wrote…I feel like I sounded a little over-dramatic, but its all true. I don’t plan on being a stereotypical sorority girl. I plan on being so much more; A TRUE sorority girl. The greek system gets a bad rep, and though a lot of it might be based on fact, there is so much more than meets the eye. Sure, you can make great friends everywhere if you put the effort in, but this sisterhood is so much more than just friendship. I can tell that already. Sure, you can have a social life anywhere, but not as easily as this. Sure, you can find diversity everywhere, but I don’t think you can truely feel it as much as when you’re living in complete diversity 24/7. Sure, everyone should volunteer and do good deeds, but honestly, what college student other than ones in the greek system actually work toward a philanthropy regularly?
I might find flaws and problems with this life come the future, but right now, I’m extremely happy. Pi<3. First. Finest. Forever.