Hi loves! This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in my first formal recruitment as a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha chapter here at Boise State University. It was, to say the least one of the longest, most enriching, most exhausting, and most rewarding weekends of my entire life. Watching more than fifty new zetas run home to us almost had me in tears because I cannot wait for them to experience the friendships, endless support, abundant amounts of love, and so much more.
This weekend taught me a great deal about myself and my sisters. Just when I thought I couldn’t love these women anymore, this experience opened my eyes and heart even more. When you are a part of something so incredible, enriching, and empowering it is honestly quite difficult to express those feelings accurately to someone who hasn’t had the opportunity to experience what Greek life has to offer.
To the Lambda Omicron chapter:
I am so beyond grateful for all of the memories and experiences we have been able to share since the beginning of our journey. I have never met a group of women that are so willing to hold each other accountable, lift one another’s spirits, motivate each other to achieve our goals and radiate endless amounts of positivity and love. We celebrate each other’s victories and pick each other up when we are feeling down or inadequate. We embrace our differences and empower each other to become greater women. My life would be so different without all and I am so blessed to have you all as my sisters. My love for you all is endless.
To the New Members:
Welcome to the BEST sisterhood you will ever have the opportunity of being a part of. The message above pertains to you as well, but I also hope that you are able to feel the kind of love and acceptance I have been able to feel since my journey began a year ago. I hope that you find your best friends, your go-to women, and your future bridesmaids. As your journey continues, you will begin to understand everything I shared in terms of the whole chapter. The friendships are real and raw, the experiences are irreplaceable, and the love is felt on a daily basis. I can’t wait to get to know you all on a deeper level and hopefully make you feel the love I speak so highly of.
To anyone wrestling with whether to go Greek:
The possibilities, opportunities, friendships, and memories which can be cultivated due to a Greek organization are endless. The friendships you build through a sorority will have a different “feel” to them. It’s possibly due to the shared values or experiences, but regardless of the reason, they are some of the strongest friendships you will ever have. It is a friendship that combines total acceptance, pure love, and endless support. When you become a part of Greek life, you have the opportunity to join in on large community service and philanthropic events where you are able to raise money for your chapters philanthropy. I could go on and on. Greek life provides you with more than you could ever imagine, and I hope you choose to give it a chance to change your life.
To end my thoughts for this week I will leave you with this.
Greek life is incredible. Zeta Tau Alpha has changed my life. My sisters are my best friends, my go-to girls, and women who empower me to be a better version of myself each day. The love that consumes your life is a kind of love that is quite literally irreplaceable. My hope for every woman is a chance to experience this positive and beautiful journey.
Until next time…