Sorority. The term itself carries so many varying connotations. Perhaps one thinks of the lettered shirts and social life. Most people will peruse past the organization's Instagram and go on with their day. However, the true purpose of a sorority stands for so much more than what everyone else sees.

It's not all smiles and laughter all the time. It's crying on your wing at 3 a.m. on a Wednesday about how you feel like your life is falling apart. It's staying up until ungodly hours of the morning studying for your upcoming biology exam, not sleeping until everyone grasps the concepts. It's going to get late night pizza in a T-shirt and sweats. It's about the values discussed in our respective rituals.

In all honesty, we don't all like each other all of the time. And guess what? That's perfectly OK. We are going to encounter people that we may not like for the rest of our lives, and even if we don't always get along, it is about maintaining a level civility and respect. You may not always like your brother or sister at home, but you always love them. That's what it's about. It's not fake. It isn't a superficial bond. We just choose to display our love for the world to see, and I think that's truly a beautiful thing.

I didn't join a sorority to boost my ego or to meet boys; I joined a sisterhood to find my people. I don't know how I made it this long without them, but I'm happy we finally found our home together.