My Sisters Are Forever

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Inspiration, Sisterhood
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Friends may come and go, but my sisters are forever.

“Live it. Talk it. Dream it. Work for it.”


The purpose of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to foster close friendships between members and develop women of poise and purpose. Our mission is that we promote high ideals and standards for our members throughout their lives by emphasizing intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual development.

 

 

This weekend, I had a big conference to attend for my sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. I am always super excited to be apart of anything that involves my sisters, but these things mean even more to me than they did a year or two ago, and I always learn something from them. My sisters have always been a huge part of my life, since my very first weeks of college. I never thought about joining a sorority, not because of all the negative stereotyping gossip I’d heard, but mostly because I was always too busy with other organizations and didn’t have a clue about what a sorority did or meant.

Nothing but happiness 🙂

In one of my freshman introduction classes, there was a senior who was basically a student assistant for our class. She was so friendly and always made me feel like we should be friends, even though I knew nothing about her. She invited me to hang out with her and some friends one night to watch Grey’s Anatomy. I didn’t know her, I didn’t know her friends, and I had never watched Grey’s. I went with a friend, and of course we had a great time! We had so much in common with these girls already, and they didn’t make us feel like we were any different than them. A week or two later I started going to the recruitment events around campus, and the rest is history 🙂 She graduated the following semester but we’ve still kept in touch. I owe so much of happiness and wisdom to the one woman who took it to the extra degree to extend her friendship and sisterhood with me. She will always be important to me, no matter where we live, or what changes we experience throughout our lives.

The point is that you never know what little things can change your life. How do you know what you’re capable of unless you try? My sisters have shown me so much about friendship, love, uncertainty, and life in general. Sometimes we lose ourselves in the routine of every day life; deadlines, work, family, other commitments, and we forget the larger scale, we forget what’s really important to us.

I was lucky enough to be completely surrounded by my sisters for two years. After I transferred schools, it didn’t hit me until I started my new life, that I would never get those moments back. I would never be able to stay up late and make pizza while we studied all through the night, I wouldn’t get as many chances to laugh until I cried, or go on last minute road trips, or even just come home to friends everyday. I would never be able to surround myself with that many people who really understood me and helped make me who I am today. I still get those chances every now and then, but it’ll never be the same as having them there every day.

It’s been a while since I transferred, girls have graduated and new girls have joined, and I too have made friends with other sisters who came before me. What is amazing is that no matter what, we always seem to pick up exactly where we left off. Whether I saw them 3 months ago, or 2 years ago, we still talk the same and still have a really strong bond. I’m not sure about others, but I’ve never had that with another group of people, sometimes not even my family. We share a bond that we pledged to the group of women because each and every one of us took a leap to better ourselves, and to put effort into improving the lives of our friends too. Some may not know it now, but I believe this is something we could all agree to.

Branching out from my original chapter, I have built relationships with many alumnae who have all different backgrounds, it doesn’t matter where you came from, or where you’re going, even if there’s 20 or 30 years between us, we can still foster that bond, because we’re all sisters.

Spending the conference with the alumnae, we shared many experiences with each other that only close friends and family members could know or understand. Learning so much about the path of their lives, what they have accomplished, and what they still strive to accomplish, gave me a sense of great hope and faith. Learning that some of my sisters have gone through unimaginable struggles and have experienced true happiness, really helped me to put my own life in perspective. I have been going through many, many transitions in all parts of my life in the past few months, and I had an idea of direction, but I still hadn’t found that balance I was looking for. Talking with sisters who’ve been through life and through death, through losing close friends and close family members, marriage and divorce, careers and social movements; made me realize again who I am, where I have been, the experiences I’ve had that have changed my life, the accomplishments and the failures I’ve made, and gave me a glimpse of who I want to strive to be in the coming years.

I only hope that the new women from my original chapter got somewhat of the same happiness that I experienced this weekend. I know that no matter what happens, I have a sister who will be there for me. Some have already experienced so much in their lives, I only hope I can stand as they do in my future. I feel I can learn so much from them, the new members, and the alumnae members. My point is that, try every once in a while, to step back and evaluate what’s going. Step back, take a breath, and consider the larger picture and consider all the things you are grateful for, who or what you cannot live without.

My sisters show me what love and friendship means in all different ways and I am so thankful for every last one of them.

Friends may come and go, but my sisters are forever.

Alpha love.

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