Sisterhood That Spans The Generations

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So today was pretty much the greatest.

It started off like any other Friday, I woke up, went to breakfast, and then went to class.

After class, I was thinking about sisterhood, and all the things that make Wesleyan worth it. And then it hit me, the President of our college knows my name! She waves at me when she sees me and doesn’t scurry off like Presidents of larger, busier colleges might.

Thinking of the Queen, I realized my true goal in life–to take a selfie with President Knox.

Being that I’m of the social networking generation, I immediately posted my goal on Facebook.

And then what do you know, because of sisterhood connections, my goal was achieved! 😉

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Yall. For the love.
We laughed at the fact that we had to take at least ten pictures to make sure our hair looked okay (as if hers is ever anything but flawless!).

I’ve had a lot of people recently ask me why I chose Wesleyan over a bigger school.

Things like taking a selfie with the President don’t happen at UGA or Mercer. Because of the sisterhood, and extremely involved alumnae, Wesleyan is more than a college–it’s a family!

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How Much Can Change In A Year

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Well.

One year ago today, I graduated from high school and began an entirely new journey.  

I must say, this year at Wesleyan has been of more worth to me than my three years of high school combined.

Today, one of my very favorite PKs graduated.

She has gone through many trials and tribulations this year, but she’s come out stronger and I couldn’t be prouder of her.

She’s only moving to Atlanta, so I can still stalk her. 🙂

 I have learned so much over the past year.

The biggest thing I have learned is that it’s okay to stand up for yourself.

Wesleyan encourages its students to be fully independent people who aren’t afraid to be good advocates for themselves.

With all the stuff I’ve been through and will go through, I think this is an important point to keep in mind.

I had to stand up for myself about a week ago.

I felt TERRIBLE.

I thought I was being mean, or vindictive, but Lyssavic assured me this person deserved it.

All the kept going through my head after I sent that text is this.

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Yes, I am the Harry Potter nerd I look to be.

I stood up for myself, and because of that, I learned that it doesn’t always end with people chewing you out telling you you suck, as it has so many times for me.

One year ago, I NEVER would have done anything like this. 

But because of the strong women I have been surrounded by since August, I have learned that I have worth and that it’s okay to be a good advocate for myself.

And that, Wesleyan, I can never thank you enough for.

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Oh and just for kicks, here’s the number one song from this time last year, just to keep with the theme. 🙂

One Semester Down

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Whale.

I have officially finished my first semester as a college student.

Time has FLOWN by.

Well, in certain parts.

I can honestly say, and have said to one of my favorite coworkers, that I am a COMPLETELY different person than I was at the beginning of this semester.

Y’all.

I thought I changed a lot in the three years of high school I had, but that was NOTHING compared to this.

I have had to re-evaluate my beliefs constantly to make them fit all the knowledge I have gained.

I am very proud to say that I’ve changed, actually.

I have learned more this semester, both in the classroom and through personal experience, than I could have ever imagined.

I cannot thank Wesleyan faculty, staff, and my sisters enough.

You have all shaped me and changed me.

It sort of scares me and excites me at the same time for the next three-and-a-half (WHAT) years.

So while, yes, I have had some bad times this semester, I am lucky enough to have a GIANT group of sisters surrounding me, waiting to bring me back into the fold.

I cannot say enough good things right now.

One of the biggest ways I have seen the epitome of sisterhood this semester is when K, one of our own, went in the hospital last week, and the outlook was bleak.

Wesleyannes from all over were praying or sending love.

And while she’s still not doing well, and it will be a rough road to recovery, both the steps forward and the steps backward have been rejoiced and cried over by many a Wesleyan woman.

K was one of the first people I met here. I actually mentioned her in a post a couple of months ago.

With all the death I have had to face in my short eighteen years, I have worried and cried over K all week.

But I have felt her presence with me, and her love.

The bond between sisters never breaks, even when hospital walls stand in the way.

And that, my friends, is why it’s good to be a Wesleyanne.

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The Essence of Wesleyan

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I hope you all are having an awesome weekend.
This is the feeling I have had countless times since moving to Wesleyan; starting classes, meeting people in the dorm, and meeting my Big. 🙂
That instant “click” you feel is the best feeling in the world.
I feel bad for people who never get to experience such a sisterhood. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity.
Love you all!

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I Have A Big!

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The thing I have been the most excited for at Wesleyan happened tonight.

I got a big sister.

My entire life, I always either wanted a twin or a big sister.

No twin, and I do have an awesome brother, but no big sister.

Until my brother married a super awesome woman who inspires me daily. She’s the bomb.

But tonight, I added another big sister to mix.

My Golden Heart.

She is awesome, and though I only talked to her for 20ish minutes, we already know we’re going to get along great because we both like Duck Dynasty. 😉

She gave me an awesome gift, too!

(Being raised the way I was, I waited to open it until I got back to my room, y’know, gotta put the  relationship over the material stuff)

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Sweetness–literally! I know what I’ll be eating when I’m feeling down! 🙂

I am really looking forward to getting to know her!

Some of the people I get along the best with have been GH’s, so I know they’re super awesome. 🙂

Sisterhood is a BIG part of the community here at Wesleyan, and I’m so glad I have someone to look up to and get advice from.

I cannot tell you how good it is to “click” with someone.  To feel liked and wanted is the greatest thing in life.

I’ve been told by several people that we are the perfect Big-Little match.  I believe it!

I love that at Wesleyan, even though you have sisters in your class, the whole campus is also a group of sisters.

Despite age, race, sexuality, religion, or anything else, the women are my sisters first and foremost.

Which means that I am one in a long line of a rich history of sisterhood, my mother and grandmother, a lot of close friends, my mama’s sisters.

In the words of High School Musical, “We’re All In This Together.”

I know that I could call anyone I’ve met here, and probably a lot that I haven’t met yet, ask for help, and get it instantly.

Wesleyan is just cool like that.

This is so freaking cool, y’all.

I wish you all rich sisterhood and love.

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