Monday, April 11, 2011
I've never had a sister, however, being the oldest of two brother, both with extremely different personalities, I've found myself wanting a sister plenty of times in my life. I'm even pretty positive that I voiced this want to my mom a few times throughout my life...
Needless to say, having a sister was never a reality to me. My mom is the closest thing that I had to a sister growing up, and my friends were always a close second--But now I'm in a sorority. It may sound cliche, but the girls that I have grown to know and love through Sigma Kappa have taught me that sisterhood exists in many ways, even if you are not blood related.
Yesterday we had an all sorority sisterhood where women from all four of Marietta's sororities gathered together for a few hours in the afternoon. I'll admit that at first, I would have rather been outside in my bathing suit soaking up the 85 degree weather...but after the sisterhood was finished, I was happy I went.
The activity that I got the most out of was called "cross the line" where someone would read a statement and you had to cross over to the other side of the line if the statement appealed to you. Feeling the lack of judgment in the room, I crossed the line to the statement "have you ever felt out of place in the Greek Community". Being new to greek life and Marietta College all together, I immediately answered yes.
But today it hit me. Life is what you make of it. It's not that I've been outcasted from the Greek Community, it's that I haven't tried hard enough to become involved.
Creating sisters and brothers in the greek community does not come from having a chapter label. Because we're greek, we have the rare potential to form a bigger bond than friendship. We have the opportunity to become sisters and brothers. We have the opportunity to become family.
This post is dedicated to all of my sisters [and brothers] in Greek Life.
"From the outside looking in you can never understand it.
From the inside looking out you can never explain it."