I'm Not In A Sorority Because I Know What's Good For Me

I'm Not In A Sorority Because I Know What's Good For Me

I don't have anything against sororities, it's just not my thing.
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I'm not a sorority girl. I don't have anything against sororities, it's just not my thing, and I think we need to stop treating girls who actively choose to not be in a sorority like there is something wrong with them.

Everyone assumes that girls who don't want to be in a sorority aren't in a sorority because they are taking the sorority stereotypes as facts. That's not the case at all, actually.

Believe it or not, some of just don't want to be in a sorority. I don't believe that all sorority girls drink and party and waste their life away. In fact, a lot of my close friends are in sororities — good for them if that's what they want to do. Some sororities even have amazing philanthropic efforts that should be commended.

But I'm sick and tired of people thinking that just because I'm not in a sorority and have no desire to be in one that I hate them or that I think all sorority girls are trashy — because I don't.

I enjoy spending my free time writing, editing and reading or being with my horse, which involves an hour long drive one way. Being in a sorority would take up time that I like to use in other ways because of where my priorities are.

I'm also just not a group person. I'd rather have a few close friends instead of being surrounded by large numbers of people all of the time. For me, the thought of having so many close "sisters" is not appealing. That just means I'm going to be forced to socialize with more people than I really have a desire to.

Why put myself in that situation?

Really, though, I wouldn't add much to a sorority, and I'd rather be in the corner by myself than in the center surrounded by tons of other people. If I socialize for an extended period of time, I almost feel exhausted — OK, maybe that's an exaggeration — but I still don't love it.

SEE ALSO: 7 Things Girls In Sororities Just Need To Stop Saying To Girls Who Aren't

See, there's nothing wrong with being in a sorority if it is the right fit for you and your personality, but we need to stop assuming that any girl without a desire to be in a sorority hates them. I have no desire to join not because I hate them, but because I know what is good for me and who I am.

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1.Life goes on, with or without you.

2.Don't Worry Be Happy ! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy

4.Be Confident

5. Be Positive

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar

7. Chillen With My Peeps

8. Go Big Or Go Home

9. What's the deal?

10.The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11.Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12, You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you use to be.

16. I don't need any part time people in my life.

17. Get the Gist

18. Boy, it's the 21st centurey get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy

20. I woke up like this

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power; a smile is it's sword

23. Last Day Of Class

24. I Donut Care

25. Got my donut and coffee today

26.Happy as a clam

27. Beach Days are the best

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29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

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32. Life's a climb, but the view is great

33. Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person but by learning to see imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears billion times.

36. "She's got that red lip, classic thing going on"

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38. Best Friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? maybe

42.I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't.

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars - Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars- Cold Play

46 . I keep dancing on my own- Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself- Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you- Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness -Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say Sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am Limited Edition

52, Turn that frown upside down

53. Smile its the best thing a girl can wear

54, Stay true

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. You're the king, baby I'm your queen

57. Best Friends Forever !!!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life

60. I know you like first name basis

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

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63. Frisky Friday

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations,

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66. So hold onto me because i'm a little unsteady - Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life - Best Day Of My LIfe - American Author

68. She;s the beauty and he's the beast

69. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

70. If you can dream it, you can do it.-Walt Disney

71.Hakuna Matata it means no worries for the rest of your days - The LIon King

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — Rafiki,

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — The Emperor, Mulan

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — Lumière, Beauty and the Beast

76."All it takes is faith and trust." -- Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

77."A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -- Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

78."If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille)

79. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." -- The Emperor (Mulan)

80."A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." -- Zeus (Hercules)

81."Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." -- Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." -- Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)

83."Giving up is for rookies." -- Philoctetes (Hercules)

84.. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." -- Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." -- Rafiki (The Lion King)

86."Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -- Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

87. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney

88.Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
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89.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
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90.The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. Pamela Hansford Johnson
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91.Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
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92..Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
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93.Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn
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94. Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
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95.My power's turned on

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96.Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
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97.Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore
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98.I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
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99. Why don't you be you

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100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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I Dropped My Sorority But Not For The Reasons You'd Think

But not for the reason you think...

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I walked into Freshman Orientation before I started college, nervous about leaving everything I knew. High school. The house I grew up in. My friends. I was only ten minutes down the road, but that didn't ease the nerves.

Even though I grew up with Jacksonville State University practically in my backyard, I had never given it much of a second thought, until it became more than just a college. It became my college. The GO! leaders sang and danced, and I just sat there.

We broke out into our groups, and one of the first things our assigned GO! leaders talked about was Greek life.

I just laughed. I was not a sorority girl, why would I want to be?

That's just paying for people to be friends with you. But I listened, and couldn't help but admire the underlying complexity that was involved with sororities and fraternities. But that wasn't for me.

My first couple of weeks of college were hard, trying to keep up with classes and trying to make friends. I had made a few in my dorm, but I felt like I needed something more. While at the library, I saw a friend of mine from before I was in college, and she sat down and was chatting with me about how her junior year was going. After a while, she asked if I wanted to hang out with some of her friends, and I said yes. It wasn't until I was in her car that evening that I knew it was a sorority event. I freaked out. I didn't know anything about sororities.

I didn't look the part. My hair was dirty, my glasses were on, and there wasn't a drop of makeup on my face.

I never had many friends growing up, and the thought of being judged that day scared me. But I went through with it, and good thing I did.

I had my friend give me a crash course on her sorority on the drive. The words philanthropy, mixer, events, chapter, dues, and sisterhood raked through my mind during the entire drive. But for the first time in my life, it sounded like fun. Hard, but fun. I had finally begun to relax, but then we pulled up to our destination and the fear came back. What if they don't like me? What if I'm not good enough? And then I met the sisters.

I was amazed. The girls were beautiful, but not in the overdone, stereotypical way. They were genuine, funny, smart, and sweet.

I felt welcomed, but not crowded. I was happy. This was my missing piece.

I joined a sorority.

Throughout my months in the sorority, I thrived as a college student. I became more social, I met new people, my grades excelled. It was truly the best year of my life. I attended every event I could, and I was around to tell people about my sisters. It went by so fast. Big/Little Reveal, new member meetings, initiation, all of which are my best memories in college.

But I dropped.

No, I didn't develop a hatred for the sisterhood. It wasn't the money, or the people, or the time. It was just me, and what I felt was best for my personal health. To this day when people ask me why I dropped, it is hard to explain. I just went with my gut. For my freshman year, it was exactly where I needed to be.

During hard times, I always had sisters who would be there at any hour of the night to be that shoulder to cry on or the person to listen. Even though I dropped, the women treat me like I never left. I am still friends with every one of them, and I love them all dearly.

A sorority is not paying for your friends, it is a true sisterhood, where you meet people you want in your life forever.

Now that my sophomore year is underway, I still call on those same people to help me. You strive to make a difference in your community, and in the world. Sororities are special, sacred, and amazing. The best moments in college are because of the wonderful people who accepted me with dirty hair no makeup. I dropped my sorority, but I will always be a part of our sisterhood and their steadfast love.

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