I believe in sisterhood
For those who know me they would automatically think that I believe in sisterhood because of my four lovely sisters. Truth be told, they are a lot older than I am and we don’t get the chance to spend a lot of time together. Rather I believe in sisterhood because of the sisters I’ve most recently been blessed with.
I was a very typical freshman when I came to the University of Minnesota; a little lost but mostly excited to be out of the house and on my own. Living at home with my dad was never easy and having my mom out of state even harder. I basically had to take care of myself and at this point I was disappointed in those who were supposed to be there for me. I had come to realization that the rest of my life was going to have to be on my own. I didn’t believe that anyone but myself could truly make me happy.
I was very lucky to get a roommate that I got a lot with and loved to hang out with. We basically became instant best friends, but she was one of the only people I really spent much time with. The year continued on being mostly consumed with school and occasionally going out on the weekends.
I got involved with a club on campus that was planning a big event and met some really awesome people in the process. One of whom is now one of my sisters. After meeting the women of the sorority, that I am now a part of, I was really changed. I spent a lot of time with them and got to know a few of them really well before I decided to join. I had never felt more at home then when I actually lived in my own home. It was the first time in years that I no longer wanted to be alone and do things all on my own. I wanted to spend tons of time with these women and rely on them. They really found that part of me that wanted to be overwhelmed with sisterhood. I began to let myself trust in the people I cared about again. They really showed me a great deal of happiness I was missing in my life. I would have never thought that being surrounded by sisterhood would change who I am today. I finally let myself trust, be a part of a family, and most of all just be myself. I thank a large dose of sisterhood for that.