An Open Letter To My Sisters As I Say Goodbye
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An Open Letter To My Sisters As I Say Goodbye

Thank you for making something so perfect, that it's so hard to say goodbye to.

An Open Letter To My Sisters As I Say Goodbye

Even though this is not officially goodbye, since we are the first finest forever, I wanted to gather all my thoughts and advice I've noted throughout my years.

Since I ran home in Fall 2014, to now Winter 2018, my mind is filled with memories that'll last forever. Naturally me being the oldest, I like to share my experiences and give all I can to help make your time in the chapter all worthwhile. So cozy up and listen to grandma and her friends!

Here's to you sweet sisters, continue to learn, lead, and grow together!

From us, the old irrelevant newly alumnae sisters.

Defining a "sister":

Sisters are women who you call at 2am because you can't sleep and you know they're up. Sisters are people who you can text when all is wrong and you've lost your last bit of happiness. Sisters are women who can see you're having a hard day and they'll call you later to make sure its gotten better. Sisters are women who you know you can go to when you can't go back home.

We are all equal. We are all women. We are all sisters. Our sisters saw something in each one of us, and that's why we're here, we're here for a reason. We Live For Each Other.

Some things I have learned along the way:

A broken clock is right two times a day.

Don't ignore people, people deserve to be responded to.

If you're under him, you ain't getting over him.

The noblest heart is that of making others happy.

Do your best and let God have the rest.

Winnie the Pooh wore a crop top with no pants and at his food and loved himself, so you can too.

The world is filled with nice people, if you can't find one, be one.

It's okay to have a bad day.

You gotta stop watering dead plants.

Remember what your knees are for.

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.

Beyonce wasn't built in a day.

Casual but important chapter advice:

Take a position, whether it be in a committee or on executive board, the experience will help you stay involved within the chapter and help you gain leadership skills amongst many others things.

Wear letters as much as you can! Wear them to the store, to class, to the gym, and to study nights! Be proud of your letters and your Greek community.

Try to go to everything, trust me you'll end up regretting not going. Our sisters plan things for a reason, so if you're not working, in class, or at a family emergency, GO! You'll see the pictures on Instagram, the videos on Snapchat, and when you're with sisters studying or before meeting you'll hear about how fun it was. Just go.

Get involved in Panhellenic and Greek Council, you'll meet so many amazing people from other chapters, get opportunities you can't pass up, and help our Greek life community on campus.

Take advantage of the fact that you have 80 plus women on your side. Talk about the things that make you happy, your accomplishments, your fears, and your heartbreak. Don't hide your feelings from them, they're your sisters and they WILL have your back.

Ask questions and learn from the advisors. If you're confused about something, if you have personal things going on, or if you just want to have fun, get to know your advisors!!! They are there to help guide and support us, utilize them.

A final thank-you note:

Thank you for all of the late nights filled with laughter, snacks, dancing, and singing along to some Disney movie. Thank you for the endless support during my overwhelming work load in the library. Thank you for trusting me to protect our ritual, bring positive energy through spirit, and tackling me when I ran back home twice after helping others find their perfect home.

Thank you for helping me see my full potential and worth, for showing me that I am capable of anything I put my mind to. Thank you for getting coffee and food together while venting about life's ups and downs. Thank you for letting me shine in dance-offs and for letting me spend time at the Ronald McDonald House to give back.

Thank you for allowing me to be myself, stay over at the house (frequently), and drag you along on adventures. Thank you for loving me at my worst and praising me at my best. Thank you for making me feel like I have a home, thank you for making something so perfect that it is so hard to say goodbye to.

Y'all have my heart forever. We Live For Each Other... for I love you, Alpha Delta Pi.

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