It’s been exactly one year today since Epsilon Mu’s Spring 2014 pledge class had their bid day and met many of their sisters for the first time!
Sisterhood Chair and Spring ’14 member Marlee Ribnick takes a look back and shares why, after just one year of knowing one another, her pledge class has a special (mystic) bond.
How do you measure a year? In daylight, in sunsets, in midnights and trips to Andy’s?
In January 2014, our pledge class met for the first time. There were about 36 of us, and to say it was chaotic would be an understatement. The Sigma Kappa house was filled with so many new faces, all just eager to get started and figure out what this group of women, what this sisterhood, was supposed to mean to us. As we met week after week to learn about our sorority, we quickly began to learn a lot about each other. We were able to figure out who was most likely to show up in the best pajama outfit the next week, and who could really shine at slam poetry. Everyone’s individual passions and talents started to emerge, and our conversations became less and less scripted. We started seeing one another outside of new member meetings, and created our very first group message.
When the time came for our weekly New Member meetings to stop, I felt a little lost. You never really realize how much you appreciate seeing your friends all together week after week until you remember how difficult it is to get 36 busy people into the same room. Somehow, we didn’t let that stop us.
We had all become an integral part of each other’s lives.
If one of us wants someone to eat dinner with, there is always someone to oblige. If we’re figuring out weekend plans, you can bet we’ll figure those plans out together, and live them out together. If one of us is feeling down, the rest of us are there- ice cream and movies in hand. If one of us finds something funny or bizarre on the internet, you can bet the rest of us are good for a laugh. I know that if I ever need someone to talk to, someone to run with, study with, or anything with, I can talk to these girls and they will listen, without a doubt, every time.
That is the great thing about our little family. We are whatever we need to be for each other. We are small, we are mighty, and we are on this amazing Mizzou Sigma Kappa ride together.
How do you measure a year in the life? How about love?