Yes, I Am Labeled As 'That Sorority Girl' And I Am OK With That
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Yes, I Am Labeled As 'That Sorority Girl' And I Am OK With That

And it changed my life forever.

Yes, I Am Labeled As 'That Sorority Girl' And I Am OK With That

I'm that sorority girl who trusted the process and found their home. Although cliche, I don't think I could have survived the last two years of college without my sorority sisters. With recruitment just ending, I started reflecting on the importance of sororities and just how much it has truly impacted my life...

Coming into college, I doubted the thought of finding an amazing friend group that could top my friends at home. I have always been supported and held up when the going gets tough by my home friends and the thought of making new friends haunted me daily. The minute I joined a sorority, the feeling of being a lost puppy, alone in the bubble of a world that we live in suddenly dwindled. I have never felt more a part of something in my life.

Here are the things I have gotten out of being in a sorority, and one day you will realize how amazing and life-changing sororities truly are.

1. They pick up the phone after hearing the first ring.

Looking back and comparing freshman year to now is a huge 360 turn. I would call my mom 20 times a day about my nerves, doubts, and stresses that I felt during my first semester of college. Now, rather than calling my mom to calm me down, I can pick up the phone and can call my best friend.

2. They are your nightly dates.

The bond between my friends and I is stronger than steel. I never have to worry about eating alone because we are always that group of girls that show up to a restaurant with 20 people and mandate to sit all at one table because we can't be apart from each other for longer than 20 minutes.

3. They are your biggest motivators.

On those days that I am feeling down, stressed, or overwhelmed, these girls simply know how to make me laugh and put a smile on my face.

4. They are the ones that simply get it.

Even though my most dramatic days where when Starbucks messed up my order and suddenly ruined my life, my friends are the first ones to my side and the last ones to leave until I feel better.

5. They are your nerds and your crazy going out buddies.

These girls double as my finance tutors and partying buddies. When it comes to being serious and studying in the library until 2 a.m. or last-minute deciding to go out even though your favorite episode of "Friends" is on, they will always push you into becoming your best. Even if that means making you stay in on a Friday night to finish that paper.

6. They are your forever dance partners...

Especially when it comes to my dance moves, my best friends know how to make me feel like a "Dancing with the Stars" professional in the heels I can't even walk in.

7. ...and your partner-in-crime.

I always know my best friends will back me up in times of need. They are my rock and the girls I turn to for almost everything. They pick me up when I feel like I have no strength and motivate me to succeed both in school and in the real world.

So, yes I am "that sorority girl." I am that girl who met her lifelong best friends and bridesmaids. I am that girl who will be sitting in a wheelchair in the future with my 20 best friends, reminiscing about our fun days as college kids. I am that girl that trusts the process and found myself a home at a place that was foreign to me at first. I wouldn't give up these friends for the world.

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