Today I wanted to write to y’all about something that I have been putting a bunchhh of my time into lately…my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta! However, first I want to put out a little “disclaimer” (if you will). As many of y’all may be aware, I rushed my freshman year of college, but ended up empty handed. This experience was a huge one for me that left me to find my worth in God rather than a sorority. As much as it sucked at the time, it was really great for me. Then, as first semester of this year rolled around, I began to wonder if I wanted to rush again. Would things go better than they had before? Would I still come up empty handed? I didn’t want to put in a ton of effort to end up in the same situation I had in the past. I also didn’t want to put myself through something so emotional a second time. Can you imagine rushing twice (and getting so wrapped up in the week and process) only to be hurt? I can’t at all. My heart hurts just thinking about it. If any of y’all have been in that situation or know someone who has, PLEASE reach out to me. Even though I have been hurt once, I sooo totally get it. Also, I recommend this post I wrote from around this time last year.
With that being said, I do want to tell y’all about my time thus far in Theta / how everything went for me this time around with recruitment. First off, I am very glad that I went through recruitment a second time. I felt so much more prepared because I knew so many more girls, not only in the sororities I thought I was interested in, but in all sororities. Just the fact that I knew that many more girls helped me go in with a much more open mind than I had my freshman year. Also, by having true friendships with the girls in sororities and not just “I know you because I want to be in your sorority” friendships, things went much better.
Now…Theta. Theta was my favorite sorority, mainly because of the girls I knew in it. Some of my best friends, Rachel and Anna (they have been featured here before), are Thetas. I felt completely comfortable every time I went in to the room and was so excited when I got my bid on bid day. However, something that I didn’t account for so much was the fact that I would have to make a lot of new friends. I kind of assumed that all would be ‘fine and dandy’ once I got my bid, but I didn’t realize that I would be doing a ton with my member class. That being said, every single girl I have met in Theta (my member class or not) have been amazing. They are true and they are kind.
Now, i’m sure you ALLLLL are curious what I’ve been up to!! (lol NOT, but lucky for you I’m gonna tell you anyways!!!)
January 8th I got my bid and went to our bid day party! The theme was “your loves got me thinking so theta right now”. Major s/o to Queen Bey!
that night we went rollerblading/skating (?), tbh i don’t know the difference.
then the next day, school started. everything was fast and furious with school, theta, church, and every little thing. then, February 4th (lol literally almost a month later) we had big/little reveal and our 90s themed new member dance! my fam..the largest in baylor theta!!!
(lol 2 interpretations of “90s”).
then, this past weekend we had initiation (officially official, woohoo) and our initiation banquet! My momma came in town for the banquet. here are some super fun pics!!
my cute, fun, sweet, big Paulina! ^
and yeah, that’s about it. Theta has been super duper fun (highly recommend) but on a serious note, I do think it is important to know that your worth doesn’t come from your letters, but from the Big Man Upstairs. I completely relied on Him during recruitment (I literally recited Jeremiah 29:11 over and over and over in line for the rooms). I am happy, but even happier knowing that I am His and that He cares for me in all circumstances.
Thanks so much for reading y’all! Hope you enjoyed my thoughts / a peek into my life lately.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11