It's inevitable. Even though I graduated from college four years ago, I still get this question - "wait, you're a sorority girl?!"
And my answer is always the same - a proud "yes".
Except I'm not so much a girl anymore. Instead, a sorority woman. In a few short months, I'll be turning 27. I'll be getting married. In the years since college, I lived on my own in NY. Became a lawyer. Learned a lot of life lessons.
And to be honest, I don't think I've ever appreciated being part of a sisterhood as much as I do now.
In my sophomore year of college, I became a collegiate member of the Zeta Nu chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. From that moment on, my college experience was transformed. I was given the opportunity to work alongside my sisters in helping to tell the stories of domestic violence survivors. I traveled. I became a leader. And most importantly, I became a part of a family. And a family is tied together, always.
Alpha Sigma Alpha always inspired me to "aspire", "seek", and "attain." These three words pushed me through my longest days of law school, inspired me to serve as the president of my law school's organization for women, & got me to the point I'm at today. Even more important was the way I saw my fellow sisters living their lives. They have always been constant inspiration. They are dedicated, determined & unique. And I am lucky to call them sisters.
Now, in a time where jobs are scarce, student loan payments are high, & we are all starting new chapters in our lives, I've come to rely on their love and friendship more than ever.
Above, you'll see me with some alumna at a sister's bridal shower. Here we are, growing up & getting married, and yet forever tied together. This sister, leading our collegiate chapter as an advisor, inspired me to volunteer with our collegiate members. She has been an amazing example of dedication & it is so exciting that we are a part of each other's journey through this crazy world.
Life wouldn't be the same without the laughter I've shared with these women. We have gone through the ups & downs together, and still stand tall.
So yes, I am a sorority girl. And darn proud of it too.