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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Alum Have More Fun - Sorority Edition

This past weekend was absolutely insane. Every year my sorority hosts a boat party in the spring as their last major event of the year and as one last hoorah. Usually the following day they also host an alumnae brunch so actives and alumnae can mingle together.

There has not been one boat party or alumnae brunch I have been to that wasn't fun, so with me being able to afford going on a trip, you know I had to attend both. It was so wonderful reuniting with my sisters again. A lot of them I haven't seen in a year, so it was great catching up with a lot of the girls.

My senior year of college I served on the executive board as the Chief Membership Officer. My biggest responsibilities were being in charge of recruitments and of course serving as the pledge mother to the new associate members.
On 6th Street with one of my pledge babies. She is now the new Chief Membership Officer.
Catching up with my babies that I pledged last year was so wonderful. To hear that I was missed and how I am an inspiration to some makes me feel like I definitely did something right. I know for a fact I left a positive mark on the girls and that's all I ever wanted.

Boat party was crazy, as expected. We stayed out on the lake for four hours, ate BBQ, drank and of course swam in the lake. Needless to say, I was miserable after boat party. I was struggling extremely hard!
My Chi Beta family at boat party
Even though I had a lot of crazy fun at boat party and going out downtown, I learned something very valuable about who I am as a person during my alumnae brunch.

My alumnae brunch was held at Iron Cactus. If any of you ever go to Austin and love a good brunch, you must visit an Iron Cactus. I absolutely love their food and they have bottomless mimosas! There was a few girls there that didn't attend boat party, so it was great mingling and catching up with those sisters.

One point during brunch each of the girls stood up, said their name, what class they were from and what they are doing now. As each girl stood and gave their spiel, I could help but feel proud of my decision to pledge my sorority.
My great-grand little throwing what we know
Since I have graduated, my road has not always been easy. I know that I've probably made some mistakes along the way, but I am sure of one thing. Pledging and being associated with this particular group of ladies was one of the best things I could have ever done for myself.

I swear to you, I love those girls so much. They are all smart, beautiful and successful women. Each and every one of them are doing such positive things with their lives and they all make me strive and push harder to become a better person.
All of the the alumnae who made it to brunch
Chi Beta gave me so much. It gave me a home away from home, compassion and some of my best friends/future bridesmaids. I am hoping to serve in the alumnae board in the near future, so everyone keep their fingers crossed!

So my lesson to everyone reading this is that when you surround yourself with positive people, you can only go up from there.

Love and desserts,



6 comments:

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    Have a wonderful weekend,
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      Hope your weekend was great!

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