Well blogging again….must be bored. haha
Not really, I just realize how soothing writing my thoughts and feelings out is for me. I’m at the CLT airport waiting to board my flight to STL for the Alpha Chi Omega Convention which happens to be taking place, finally, in my hometown. I’m really excited because enough of my friends will be going and so I will kind of get to show them where I’m from and how truly special St. Louis is to me. I know I don’t go back very often and complain about it when I’m there but it will always be where I am from and will always be “home” to me.
I’m also extremely thankful because I will have the opportunity to meet up with one sister who reminded me what it mean to be an Alpha Chi and kind of turned my attitude about Alpha Chi totally around when she was at Elon during my busiest time, January, aka recruitment. She became the mentor I was always looking for when I joined Alpha Chi back in 2009 and it just took me a while to find her. It was such a fast forming friendship and was so nice to have an older sister I could truly look up to and admire and really just be able to be myself, no trying to be someone to make an impression or to hide who I really was. So yes, I’m very excited I will hopefully get to see her when I’m there!
I am a little melancholy though because my dear dear friend Theresa will not be there and for me, Alpha Chi events just do not feel the same without her there. At Elon, she became such a HUGE and influential part of my experience as an Iota Psi member: reminding me to be honest with myself and others and to do what I feel is best and take true ownership of my leadership positions. Theresa really helped me be okay with who I was and to not apologize for it. While we’ve known each other for years, our friendship truly grew over the past year. I don’t know what I’d do without her in my life and I’m sad she’s so far away from me now and I can’t just drop by and convince her to go to BRD or YO LO or to the outlets to do some shopping. She is another sister who really knows me for me and stands by me and that is something I will never forget and I pray never ever will change no matter how far apart we are or how much time passes when we see each other.
I’m SO thrilled to be able to spend time with 2 members of my Alpha Chi family and to see some of my other very dear friends. It’s going to be a wonderful 5 days and while I’ll be sad to come back and leave my family and not quite know when I’ll be coming back, I’m ready to start my actual “real life”.
All my love….