As I said before, this year my intentions were to do everything it takes to find who I really am. I think so far I have done a really good job of improving myself and trying new things. Also I think I have done a better job of writing more often and hopefully I am able to continue improving as this year progresses.

My most recent and by far the most exciting adventure was Sorority Recruitment. Everyone has their opinions and stereotypes about sororities. It’s normal. I try to be open-minded about a lot of things in my life so I wanted to give it a shot. The recruitment process is NO joke…imagine two weekends, 14 houses, talking to a million girls that you have never seen before, and days that lasted 6-8 hours. SERIOUSLY, IT WAS NO JOKE! I must admit though, I had a lot of fun. Being the social butterfly that I am, I enjoyed talking to all these strangers and listening to some of their stories and experiences even though most times I forgot their name 5 seconds into the conversation. I was tired, my feet hurt, but surprisingly I managed to keep my voice! After a long two weeks of talking, anticipation, nervousness, fear, and hard decisions…I found a place where I feel like I truly belong. Kappa Delta.

Imagine trying to find a place that you “fit in best,” a place where you can see yourself potentially growing into the person you are meant to be. It’s hard to think about that…until you’re asked a million times by a bunch of random girls, whose names you can not remember but you just heard 10 seconds before! It makes you think about the type of person you want to be and who you want to surround yourself with for years to come. My mind felt like it was always racing and my decisions changed from house to house. In the end I chose the place where my heart-felt most comfortable. I did not worry about the other girls seeking a pledge, I simply thought about where I believed I could grow into the person I want to be in life. I trusted that if I really thought about where I belonged that in the end I would be surrounded by those with similar beliefs, ambitions, expectations, and values as my own. In the end, I truly believe that’s what happened. The joy, excitement, love, and comfort I felt when I ran from the Ohio Union to the Kappa Delta house was unforgettable. It was an experience that I will never forget and I will always cherish. Some people may think it sounds silly and a bit ridiculous, but that’s fine. Unless they have gone through the experience themselves, they their opinion has no relevance. My mom always taught me that I could never say I did not like something unless I tried it myself. For me this was one of those experiences that I wanted to have first hand regardless of the outcome. So far only positive things have come from this experience and I can only imagine what is in store for my future with these beautiful women I can now call my sisters. As an only child it seems silly to call girls I barely know my sisters, but that’s what we are now through Kappa Delta. I do not just have a couple of years with these women, I have a lifetime. I plan to take the time to grow close and learn about these women and build an unbreakable friendship with them. I will try new things, make mistakes, shed tears, laugh until I can’t breathe, and so much more. I can only hope I can share those moments, good and bad, with my KD sisters!

I have this new burning sensation to do great things in my life, more so than before. I want to grow into the person I am meant to be and do the best I can in all aspects of my life. I believe that as a Kappa Delta I will do this.

Ta Kala Diokomen


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