Being in a sorority is fun. There's Bid Day, Big/Little Reveal, Philanthropy events, socials, formals, recruitment and fundraising events. There is always a chance for an Instagram moment. There is always a camera waiting for the right moment.
I have had many Instagram worthy sorority moments. The posed laughter, the Big/Little family pic, the sorority squat. Name one, I probably have a photo of it. But that is not all I have received from my sisters. It is so much more than just taking photos and "pretending" we like each other.
1. My sisters have empowered me. I have broken out of my shell in college. I have taken chances I normally would be to shy to take. I have grown into a whole different woman than I was my freshman year of college.
They saw potential in me as a strong member in their chapter. They believed I would represent their sisterhood the best I could. They gave me my first set of letters and I have worn my letters on my heart every day since.
2. My sisters have given me a chance.
3. My sisters have given me opportunities.
I have the chance to change lives through philanthropy. I have a network of sisters from all walks of life. I have been able to travel and become a leader in my community.
4. My sisters have given me all different friendships.
I meet girls from all types of fields and backgrounds. I wouldn't have crossed paths with them if it weren't for my sorority. I would've missed out on some spectacular women without this sisterhood.
5. My sisters have not let me take on life alone.
At my lowest moments, I have always found a sister who would be there for me. I've had a shoulder to cry on, an ear who would listen and a hand to hold if I felt alone.
6. My sisters have reminded me that I am just one person.
I know, right?! How can I forget something so basic? I have put so much pressure on myself to be perfect and super-human, but my sisters have forgiven my mistakes and cut me slack when I've been pushing myself too much. They love me for who I am and understand the rocky road of college.
7. My sisters have been so supportive through it all.
I have built so many memories and experienced so much with this beautiful group of ladies. They know I will conquer my obstacles and they will always be on the sidelines for me.
Being one of the older members, I have found myself in the position to be there for my new sisters. I want to show them the experience behind the Instagram post. I am more than an Instagram photo and so is my sisterhood. I adore the women that share my letters.