As a Freshman, as someone who was new to college, new to being on their own, new to lecture halls and professors, new to dinning halls and libraries, and being a new face in the crowd.. you could say beginning at Arizona State had it’s moments of questioning, confusion, and being totally lost at times. However, through it all, I found the one thing I never really knew I needed. I found my home. I’ve always heard people say that their sorority is their home away from home, their safe haven. I never could understand how true those words were until I found one of my own. I always knew I wanted to be a part of something bigger than me, but I didn’t know that would turn into becoming a member of a sisterhood of 200+ girls. I always assumed sorority life would be amazing, from all the countless pictures I’ve seen of friends who have gone off to college before me and the stories they have shared. But, now I know it’s so much more than those things, so much greater than any picture or one story can capture. So, this letter is to each and every one of my sisters in Kappa Alpha Theta. Regardless if we’ve become the best of friends, acquaintances, only say hi to each other occasionally, or haven’t even met yet, here’s to you. Here’s to the moments. Here’s to the laughter, the bond, and the link that connects us all.
To a sister whom I love (and you know who you are): just kidding, it’s not a matter of you knowing who you are because it’s all of you. It’s about the special moments we’ve spent together as a chapter. From our first chapter meeting to endless laughs in Flagstaff for our retreat to sisterhoods of Channing Tatum shirtless… those are the times that have meant so much. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me and saying yes to the adventure.
To the sister I haven’t gotten to know yet: hey girl. It’s probably about time we get together and become bff’s already… but in all seriousness, I want to get to know each and every one of my sisters. I would be naive if I thought that over 200 girls could perfectly get along and everyone would be best friends, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to try. Try my hardest to make the time and have the effort to be the best sister I can to you. If there’s anything you should know about me it’s that when I want something, I give my heart to it, and this is one of those things. So call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.
To the sisters I have been lucky enough to call sisters and bff’s: Thank you. My first semester wouldn’t of been the same without you… I wouldn’t be the same without you. You have brought so much light into my life. Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky when I see people like you in my life. It’s incredible that it’s only been a few months and I already feel like we’ve known each other for so much longer. It just shows how fast this all will fly by, so I can’t wait to make more memories with you. Thanks for being not only my sister, but also my best friend, confident, and frequent dinner date.
To my Theta family: When Big/Little took place, I knew I would get a big like everyone else, but I didn’t know I would become a package deal. Discovering I was a twin was a little shocking at first (took me about 10 minutes to put it together), but as time has passed, I’ve realized that it was the best decision that my big could of ever made (to take us both). It just proves from the start that she was right for us and we were right for her. Now that we have all gotten to know each other, become amazing friends, and totally fallen in love with each other (in the sister, bff, omg platonic kind of sense) they mean everything to me. I’m so lucky to call myself a little and a twin. I’m so lucky to have a big who is so supportive, motherly, and a goofy, wild child. And a twin, whose turned out to be more like me than I ever could of expected. But to her own accord, she is thoughtful, studious as hell, and loving. These two together are the best kind of combo.
So, there you have it… this letter is more than just a shoutout or a ramble about my love for Theta, it’s about my love for my sisters. It’s about expressing how deeply moved I am by your kindness, acceptance, and the love that you’ve shown me. It’s only been one semester, but I can already tell that this is exactly where I was meant to be. Thank you for showing me that. I can’t wait for the next semester to start, for us all to be back together again, and to get to know even more of you. I know these next three years will be amazing, and I can count on that because I know I have you guys by my side. Thank you for being the sisters I’ve never had before.
“Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.”