Rush week has finally come to a close. Don’t get me wrong, that week, though hectic, was one of the most fun, bonding weeks I’ve ever had. But it’s nice to be able to sleep again. We got over 30 new little rushies, and I love them. The week consisted of different set ups to resemble different cities with our theme “ADK in the city”. We had Dallas, Paris, New York, and Balliwood: all of which took weeks of work to construct. The last event was bid day, which is where all the girls who rushed-almost 200- line up and wait to hear what sorority they got an invitation from. After the cheers or (regretfully) tears, we loaded up the vans took all the new rushies to Dallas to go out to eat. It was quite the sight to turn around and see a troop over 50 alpha delt girls trying to cross the street all together. That night, we headed to Camp Copis and stayed up all night making smores (although I didn’t eat any, I was branded by my friend’s smoldering wire hanger that she was roasting in the fire sin marsh mellow, and then stabbed into my foot at the climax of a story she was telling), telling funny stories from our past (which somehow always came back to our best, worst, or most embarrassing kiss), and just giggling for hours as you could only expect 50 girls hyped on monster to do. After hitting the sack around 4:45, we were woken up at 6 to watch the sunrise, wrapped in our blankets, and hear a devotional. We drove home, hung over from our sugar high, and all got coffee and donuts. The rest of the weekend was devoted to hanging out with Clinton and my family. Thank goodness for Labor Day! It was so nice to have that extra little break. I took Clint to a precious little coffee shop that I adore called Crooked Tree. It’s inside of an old Victorian home, and when you walk in, you immediately feel at home. Your beverage is put into your mug of choice that you get to select of an extensive collection and, if you’re feeling extra creative, you can put a hand knitted “mug sweater” on it. We both opted for some hot mint tea while filling out scholarship applications and knocking out accounting homework. We also explored some of Dallas for some shopping and ice cream (unfortunately two of our favorite past-times). Two of me and Clint’s close friends just got engaged this last weekend, and already have the date and place picked out, which has put a small fire under our butts. Anything related to our wedding has been very stressful for me, but I guess that’s what you have to deal with when you find the one you want to be with at an earlier age than most. Just like models in magazines are fake, but still make you feel like a cow, I have realized that wedding magazines are just as fake, and will plant something unrealistic in your head that you shouldn’t strive to own up to, unless you have a trust fund back east. So I’m chunkin the Martha Stewart wedding magazines. I’ll probably be posting different ideas I have for an economical wedding. And maybe with 50 alpha delts, I’ll be able to use my resources. 🙂 I have been really thinking about trying to get a mentor. I have mentored many girls who are younger than me, and the natural older sister in me comes out, and I find a passion in leading and helping, but I think I have really reached a time in my life where I need to be mentored myself. Please be praying for that. And please pray for all of the new girls in Alpha Delta Kappa; that they may find their place in this school, and that this organization will help find the leader and potential in themselves, as it has for me.
” A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ ont he walls of his cell.” -C.S. Lewis