10 Reasons Living In A Sorority House Is Even Better Than The Movies

10 Reasons Living In A Sorority House Is Even Better Than The Movies

The wild, perfect and crazy parts of living in a sorority.
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As one can imagine, the benefits of living with thirty of your sisters in a beautiful house are endless. But just to save time, here are the top 10 reasons why I love living in my sorority house.

1. You essentially have an unlimited closet.

Living with 30 girls really has its perks. 30 closets in the span of one house? Yes, please. Swapping and sharing in addition to impromptu fashion shows and critiques happen every day, all day, 24/7.

2. The chef is amazing and won't judge you for inhaling six burgers at dinner.

Dorm food can easily be categorized as borderline abusive. Having a personal chef that makes soups, salads and dinners of your choice is nothing short of fabulous. Let’s not forget the fact that the ingredients don’t permanently damage your digestive track! Additionally, the kitchen is stocked with snacks and goodies of your choice at all times. What could be better?

3. The warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you walk inside.

Living in a house is one thing, but living in a home is entirely different. A home is somewhere you seek solace and comfort. A home is where you are at peace and feel secure. The sorority house becomes, not just a place of congregation and meetings, but it the place you seek in your time of need. Lucky for you, in that home are at least thirty of your sisters to be there for you.

4. You have a constant, ever-present source of entertainment.

There is not a day or a night that goes by where I’m left bored. Indisputably, there are constant shenanigans, scheming and laughter. Bachelor viewing parties, fro-yo trips, and gossip sessions are the little things that make living in the house exponentially more fun.

5. You feel so legit when you use "The Fob" to unlock the door.

There is truly nothing more gratifying than hearing the click of acceptance as The Fob grants you exclusive entrance into the sorority house.

6. You always have a shoulder to cry on.

In the wake of school stress and such, comes emotional breakdowns and a need for a support system. The thirty girls I live with are my most immediate support system every time I step into that house. Sisterhood isn’t just about the fun, it’s about the commitment and love every girl has for one another.

7. Your sisters provide endless encouragement.

The girls you live with will encourage you to be the best person you can be. They will inspire you to elevate yourself into a strong, self-confident young woman. These women will teach you lessons no other person could.

Anytime you need motivation and support it's like having a whole team to cheer you on. And for the occasional circumstance where wacky behavior is necessary, they will bring out the fun and crazy no one else knows you have in you.

8. Living with girls is a challenge but it's honestly the best.

Girls rule Boys drool. Simple as that.

9. It's literally impossible to be lonely.

The best thing about walking into a sorority house is being greeted by all the girls in it. Never is there a time where I feel lonesome, and never is there a night where I go to bed without receiving goodnight wishes from my two perfect roommates.

10. Sisterhood is a bond that can never be broken.

At the end of the day, it's not the scrumptious food, lavish house, or the clean bathrooms that drive my love for this house. It’s the thirty plus girls in the there who remind me every day how lucky I am to be included in such a group of powerful and independent women. These girls make this house my home.

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My aunt always used to tell me "there is no love in the world like an aunt for her niece." And I never understood what she meant until five and a half years ago, when I was blessed with a niece of my own. She is my world, my best little friend, my everything. And if you aren't lucky enough at this point in your life to experience what its like to have the gift of a niece, I'll let you know what it entails.

1. She never turns down an ice cream date

When you start to grow up, you realize some people become adults and start having their own way of life that sometimes you don't agree with. For me, it was realizing some people actually care about calories and sugar intake, and I began to get turned down when I would ask my best friends if they wanted to get ice cream with me. But then I got a niece, and we are currently about 27 for 27 with accepting my offers for an ice cream date.

2. In her eyes, you can do no wrong.

When everyone else in the world is doubting you, you'll always have your little sidekick who hasn't got a doubt in the world that you can do it. You are her cool aunt, and you are perfect and she loves you more than anything in the world.

3. She'll tell you if your dress doesn't match your shoes.

Are you really going to wear that to the party, Paigey? She always wants you to look like the princesses she watches on Disney Channel every day. She tells it like it is, because she doesn't really know any better, and that is something you just don't get in a lot of your peers anymore... Mostly because they aren't five years old, and they have a filter, unlike her.

4. Most things society frowns upon you doing? Yeah, she thinks you're that much cooler if you do them.

Such as eating marshmallows for dinner or wearing a princess crown in a fancy restaurant.

5. She's always excited to see you.

It fills your heart to see someone's face light up with joy at the sight of you, and with nieces, this happens each and every time you see them. Talk about a confidence booster.

6. She reminds you how to be a kid again, and how precious it is.

I get to be my five-year-old self when I hang out with her, and I remember how to be the carefree, happy, and naive little girl that I was when I was young. She gives me such an appreciation for my childhood and brings out the best in me that, over the past 15 years of me growing up, I forgot I had in me.

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An Open Letter To My Best Friend

Through Thick and Thin, We'll Always Be Together.

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To my best friend,

I feel so lucky to have you as my best friend. Being able to grow up with you all of these years have been the best times of my life. I met you in second grade and I'm glad I was able to experience so many things with you over the years. Even though we may argue and annoy each other from time to time, we always stay together and makeup with each other.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being with me all these years and helping me through crucial events in my life. All of the times we've eaten junk food and watched anime and movies together, I value those times so much. Being able to celebrate New Years together every year has been a type of holiday I look forward to a lot, so that I can spend it with you (and of course your family and our friends).

The sleepovers we've had over the years since our early elementary school days are what I like to look back on and have a laugh with you about. Even the newer tradition of us going to our first convention together and even our second were the most fun I've had in the long time and I can't wait to go to more together with you.

Even though I live farther away now for college and we don't get to talk to each other as much as we did when I was home, I want you to know that you will always be my unbiological sister and that I love you and your family so much. I cant wait to have so many more experiences with you when I'm home.

Love you Bestie!!

Senior Prom '18

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