I remember the summer before coming to UGA and being so scared to sign up for sorority recruitment. All I knew was that it was going to be stressful. It ended up being so worth it, though. When placed in a situation like sorority recruitment, second-guessing yourself and your decisions is all too common. Everything seems high stakes and one bad decision could end your world, but that's not true. I remember being told throughout recruitment "trust the process." At the time this remark was more of an annoyance than a reassurance. It's hard to trust a process that seems so uncertain. Looking back, however, I ended up being exactly where I needed to be.

Bid day was such a blur, but apart I can remember so clearly is flipping my card and reading "Alpha Gamma Delta," and then all the hysterical screams that rang through Tate Grand Hall. It was so exciting, crazy, scary, and I had no idea what was going on. When we hopped off that bus and confetti rained down in the front lawn of the Alpha Gam house, I knew I was where I belonged.

I was a little nervous about the adjustment period of being in a sorority. Finding your people can be difficult, but it really didn't take that long for me to find mine, and I can truly say they are my best friends. Not only has being in a sorority brought me to my people, but it has also exposed me to so many new experiences and opportunities. I have met so many new amazing people and have been provided so many ways to become a leader in the community. I definitely would not be as involved on campus if it wasn't for the encouragement and resources my sorority has given me. I've also noticed being in a sorority has given me so much confidence. This may sound cheesy, but my outlook on life has really changed. I am more optimistic than ever and am constantly inspired by the success of the girls in my sorority. There are definitely stereotypes of sororities that I've learned aren't true at all. I've felt so uplifted and proud since I have been in Alpha Gam. I can't wait to see what the next three years bring as an Alpha Gam.