It really isn’t just four years, it’s for life….

Hello, hello!

Ever go on one of those runs when you do SO much thinking that you feel like your brain may explode? Well, that was how I spent yesterday morning. One of those thoughts (when I wasn’t thinking about which Kylie lip kit to purchase, what I should wear to see Toby Keith this weekend, or my future wedding to Animal Kingdom star Finn Cole) was about how Greek life has impacted my life in the past month since graduating school.

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This whole thought process started when I received a text message about writing a letter of recommendation for someone who is looking to go rush Alpha Delta Pi at USC.

Whenever someone in ADPi gets a little butterfly feeling about remembering why they chose to come home to ADPi, we call it an “ADPi moment.” Some of mine included getting my big and little, when all my sisters supported me at my first Relay for Life to honor my father, and when I realized that one of my sisters, Lauren, is pretty much my soulmate. I’ve heard some alum sisters talk about how they get these ADPi moments as alums and our advisors say that this moments continue, but I wasn’t really sure when I would experience my first one.

Then, I got that text. It came from a girl who I used to work on our school’s television station with who was transferring. Knowing my involvement with Alpha Delta Pi, she said she would be “honored” for me to write her a letter of recommendation. Completely ecstatic, I said yes. I figured I would plan out everything I wanted to say in that letter when I went for a run.

As my mind went through everything I wanted to say, I started to think about the true impact ADPi has had on me. I’m one month out of college (gag), but still see so many ties to the organization.

I think the fact that my sisters are a majority of those that I am still deeply in contact with speaks volumes about the bonds I have made within my chapter. Every girl in my Snapchat best friends list, except for my hometown best friend, is a sister. I don’t go a day without being in contact with someone from ADPi. I recently needed some fitness advice – I texted a sister. I recently got tagged in a super funny meme on Instagram – it was from a sister. I’m getting a FaceTime call – it’s from a sister. I didn’t graduate and become just some face on a composite.

And this is all because the bonds I have with these women aren’t just for four years, they’re for life and it’s during post-grad that I’m finding out how true this statement really is.

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Interested in going Greek? Check out some of my recent posts about Greek life:

Story time with Sami: That time I ran a match-making service for my sisters

My last Alpha Delta Pi formal {pictures & senior superlative}

Hey sorority gals, The Collegiate Standard is having a give away!

An Open Letter to my Little as she becomes a Grand-Big

How I asked my date to sorority semi & cute ways you can ask, too!

ALSO, have you seen my new Instagram theme? Just one of the exciting things happening for Sparkle and Shine! Make sure to stay around to see what else is coming.

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20 thoughts on “It really isn’t just four years, it’s for life….

    • Hi Katie,

      This made me SO happy to hear – not only that you enjoyed reading it, but that you are excited for rush. Get ready to join a sorority and have your life completely changed for the better. BEST. DECISION. EVER.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      XO,
      Sami

  1. I love this. I totally agree that Greek life is a lifetime commitment. My sorority has graduate chapters and I’m thinking about joining one this fall.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  2. I love this. I totally agree that joining a Greek organization is a lifetime commitment. My sorority has graduate chapters and I’m thinking about joining one this fall.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  3. It’s so incredible to look back and think how much Greek life has impacted your life after college. I was definitely shocked when I finally took a step back and reflected on my own experience. I miss my sisters all the time but definitely made life long friendships. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnollias

  4. Hey sister! I’m also an Alpha Delta Pi. I came home to ADPi in 2013 as a founding sister of the Theta Sigma chapter. I love finding sisters who are also bloggers!

  5. Loved this post! I’m in a professional fraternity and it has been one of my favorite things I’ve done in college! I totally feel you on all the connections that you make that will seriously last a life time!

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