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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sorority Sentiments



My grand-little stopped by work yesterday for a visit, and while she was there, I was telling a story about how guys treated me in high school, and how it all changed in college.  The preface to the story was that it occurred during one of the first two weeks of school, which is when everyone gears up for sorority recruitment at my university.  So I had on a cute little outfit (because we all matched,) I had curled my hair, and I had taken extra pains with my makeup.  (Like it was the perfect day to run into all of the boys who had been too good for me in high school!)

And then a co-worker interjected with, "Why would you ever want to be a part of something like that?!"

Our matching outfits may confuse people.  (I actually love them because I don't have to put any thought into my clothing for a few weeks, AND we can all throw them into the wash at the same time.)  But I wish people weren't so quick to assume that sorority life is shallow.

Among the many other things that it taught me, my sorority taught me how to be a friend.  I learned about accountability and responsibility.  I learned how to budget (because no one enjoys being on bad standing!)  I learned how to create a positive social media presence.  I learned about God and His love for me, and I found a personal relationship with Him.  I learned what it feels like to be loved when you feel unloveable.

There was always a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, a body to roll around in the floor and laugh with.  There was always a closet to raid, a manicure pal, and a hand with a teasing comb ready to fix you up for a date.  There was never a shortage of snacks, dinner dates, and meaningful conversations.

So to answer your question - even as an alumna, the relationship that I have with my sisters is the most fulfilling earthly relationship that I have ever had.  And for that, I am forever grateful.  I can't imagine my life if I hadn't been "part of something like that."

XX, 

SS

9 comments:

  1. I love everything about this post, seriously. Couldn't have said any of it better!

    Panhel love!

    Vanessa
    www.VanessaLangDesign.com

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  2. Love this! I couldn't have put it better myself I, wish more people could understand the power of sisterhood.

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    1. Thank you! I do, as well. It is one of the strongest bonds imaginable.

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  3. I'm just finishing my third year of undergrad, and regret not joining a sorority. What really dissuaded me was the cost of joining, but I think it was also partly the negative stigma of being shallow. I have a few friends in sororities, though, and they absolutely love them. Great post!

    -Katherine
    http://scallopedandbows.blogspot.ca

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  4. We didn't have sororities at my college but from what I've heard from others it's been an amazing opportunity to make long lasting friendships.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  5. beautiful post!
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  6. I didn't have sororities at my school, but I always wondered what it would have been like!! Loved this post. :)

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  7. Love this! My sorority was central to my college experience and remains a cornerstone in my life today. So grateful for sisterhood. Thanks for sharing!
    -Allie
    Undomesticdivas.com

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