Life Updates ( I joined a SORORITY)

(psst. this post is going to be just basically balling and life-updating because it's necessary)

Because this post is super rant-y I broke it up into chunks, so bear with me ;). 

These past few weeks have been CRAZ-ZAY. Papers, and mid-terms and meetings.. oh my! Oh [by the way] I joined a SORORITY. If you've been following along for a while you'd know that I went through Panhellenic Recruitment last fall at my university as a sophomore. Unfortunately I did not find my home last fall, but it did lead me to finding my home at Tri Sigma this fall!

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This is officially the 6th week of school I'm about to take my 3rd midterm for one of my 5 classes, I just submitted a project proposal, we finally heard back on a grant we had a proposal for last week for the annual conference that I help run, and I get my new member pin for Tri Sigma today, not to mention I have work at 5am. Oh my gosh just talking about my life is making me exhausted.

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But more than ever being so busy and stressed has made me really realize how truly happy I am with my life right now. Early on in my college career I couldn't confidently say I was happy with where I was: I wasn't doing as well as I wanted academically, I wasn't as close to any of my friends as I had been, I started questioning where I was going to college, and I just felt like I was going through the motions.

But now I just feel so happy being at UMass, with my group of friends, with my classes, and most importantly with my amazing relationship with my boyfriend and family. I have gotten incredibly close with my parents since I've been at school and I absolutely love it! If you're a senior in high school start spending tim with your parents now, because trust me, you'll miss it. 

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So I joined a sorority! Tri Sigma just re-colonized here on the UMass campus so technically I'm a founding sister (but also not technically because there used to be a chapter here. It's complicated.) What that means is there are 110 total girls in my new member class and 110 total in the chapter. All of us accepted bids on the same day and we will all be initiated on the same day (except for my roommate because she was in Tri Sigma at her old school.) 

I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I feel like the reason I didn't find my home last year was because I was meant to do this. I was meant to put the work in to creating the framework for a chapter. I love putting 110% of myself into everything I do, and I can't wait to do that with Tri Sigma. 

(also I'm so excited to shop tf out of Etsy for some fun Tri Sigma swag! let me know your favorite places to get sorority swag!)

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Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to chose one thought over another
— anonymous

I'm so thankful for all of you who have read this and everything I have in my life! Thank you guys for just being awesome! Let's get through midterms together! 

xoxo

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