Guess Who’s Back……
After the BUSIEST month of my life, I’m finally back to blogging!! I’m so sorry I was gone for so long and didn’t post anything on here, but this past month has included events that would change the rest of my life. I also apologize in advance for not being able to post as many outfits because, due to my new life as a college students, my everyday attire consists of a baggy shirt, Nike shorts, and Chacos or Nike running shoes. And I can almost guarantee y’all don’t really want to see that everyday (because I sure don’t). Anyway, I am going to explain what my past month has consisted of: including moving away from home, rush, and classes starting.
Part 1: Goodbye Huntsville, Hello Auburn!
As many of y’all have probably seen, my mom is my best friend in the world. It is still an everyday struggle not being able to see her, but luckily she is only 3.5 hours or FaceTime sesh away. I miss my brother and dog too..it gets pretty lonely here. So girls (and guys) in their senior year of high school, spend A LOT of time with your pets because although you will meet a ton of people in college, there aren’t any animals! Funny story; I was walking back to my dorm after a meeting the other day and there was a man with a dog standing by the stadium. Me, being the overly-affectionate animal lover I am, had to go up to this man (who might I add was probably 60 years old and on the phone) and ask to play with his dog. I actually started crying because she reminded me of my dog, only a little bigger. Oh my goodness I’m smiling just thinking about it. He looked at me like I was crazy, but who wouldn’t? Here is this 19-year-old STRANGER who is crying as she pets your dog. With that said, spend as much time with your pets and family as you can. There will always be parties in college. ALWAYS.
Part 2: Panhellenic Recruitment
Rush is probably going to be the most exciting week of your life. Yes, at times, it gets stressful, but it all works out in the end. The first two days were jam-packed with meeting girls and fun music. The first day, I went to 12 houses and boy, my cheeks hurt from smiling! Now, that wasn’t an issue for me because I love to smile and laugh. By day 2, after going to 5 more houses, I had almost completely lost my voice. (Btw, it still hasn’t come back 100% due to football, so I sound like a boy going through puberty. YIKES.) I absolutely love meeting new people, which is pretty much a given after moving 10 times throughout my life. The third and fourth days were the Philanthropy round. These are the days I was most excited about because volunteering is probably my favorite thing to do. So y’all can probably imagine how I felt when I was cut from 17 sororities to 5. I was hurt and angry, but I knew God was going to lead me to my home. After going to those 5, I couldn’t be more excited to be in a sorority. From what my mom had told me growing up, being in a sorority was the best thing that had ever happened to her (aside from having kids. Duh.). The bonds she made with her sisters was amazing. So that night, I prayed and prayed for God to help me find my home. And here is the answer to y’alls question: the next morning I was released from rush. To be released is to be cut from all of the sororities. I was absolutely heartbroken. I was furious with God and swore I would never pray again because praying didn’t work. I called my mom, sobbing and told her I wanted to come home and then transfer to another school. Yes, I was overreacting. But all I wanted out of my college experience was to be in a sorority. I kept thinking to myself, “Why wasn’t I good enough? I want this more than anybody and I am the one getting cut.” I knew my college life was over. I assumed guys wouldn’t want to date me since I wouldn’t be in a sorority and that I would be a loner throughout college. So I went home that Thursday (which would have been skit day) and really thought things through. Was I really going to give up my dream of going to Auburn University just because I didn’t get into a sorority? Even though it was super disappointing, (and still is), I knew life would go on.
Part 3: Busy Bee
After I was released, I got involved in a few organizations: Habitat for Humanity, PRSSA/PRCA/SPRF (all public relations associations), ACF (Auburn Christian Fellowship), and the interview y’all saw on IG and Twitter was for UPC (University Program Council) and I was selected to be a part of the Public Relations committee! There are a few other organizations I am looking at getting involved in, so updates will be up in a week or two!! (I have an interview tomorrow, so wish me luck!) Thank goodness I know how to manage my time well. I’ve always been one to jump in headfirst and get involved, so I have learned how to stay organized and on task. I have started attending Church of the Highlands and love it! I also go to the Thursday college service, ONE. I couldn’t believe how at home I felt after stepping into Highlands for the first time. I will be getting baptized there in October and seriously CAN’T WAIT. Also, I will be joining a small group this semester and leading one next semester! It’s going to be great. And on top of all of that, I pledged Sigma Phi Lambda! It is a Christian sorority, bringing us together to glorify the Lord and make His name great. And it finally hit me: GOD LED ME TO MY HOME. Even though I thought my home was at a Panhellenic sorority, I am extremely happy to be part of such an amazing sisterhood and couldn't be more blessed.
Part 4: Wrap up
This past month has been beyond busy but I am so blessed to be in the place I am in now. Thank you to everyone for y’alls support! And to girls that will be rushing soon and are worried about getting released or already rushed and got released, there is SO much more to get involved in. I didn’t believe it when older sorority girls told me that there is more stuff to join other than a sorority because they hadn’t been in the situation without a sorority. I know God is going to keep working through me and helping others worship Him too!