Maybe the true confession here is that I was a sorority girl in college. Yes, I was that girl, although hardly any of us met the stereotype given to this group. I put in my four years, then, I'm somewhat ashamed to admit, I kind of went about my life. I got married, I started my career, I got my Master's degree, I had kids. It wasn't until I became a stay at home mom that I realized that a lot of who I was today was because of my days as a collegiate Chi Omega.
My days as Community Service Chair taught me the importance of giving back to others in need, something that is a large aspect of our family today. Time spent as Sisterhood Chair helped me understand that women need other women to sharpen them and be the best they can be. The best mom, wife, worker, friend. My year spent as Personnel officer? That taught me that sometimes rigidity isn't as important as flexibility. An important aspect as an educator and a parent.
I've reconnected with a lot of my Chi O sisters, mostly through email and Facebook, and others, sadly, I've totally lost contact with over the years.