How’d we get here already? It’s DECEMBER. What? How? When did this happen? As fast as it’s gone by, I’m #blessed that this semester is wrapping up. With tough classes, group projects, presentations in front of 300+, and a week of finals ahead, a month-long break is exactly what I need. Yet, when there’s so much here at The University South Carolina, I know it’s going to be hard to leave Columbia for more than a couple of days.
This semester, I’ve experienced Phi Mu in a whole new way. As a resident of the Phi Mu house, I’m constantly involved in what’s happening in our chapter. Between helping our banner chair paint a beautiful creation, studying with sisters in our chapter room, and laughing like crazy at the brunch table Friday morning after a long week, I’ve made some amazing memories so far. As I look back on the past semester, it feels like yesterday that I moved into the Phi Mu house; I cannot believe I’m about to go back home for an entire month.
Even though the Fall has flown by, I can look back on the past few months and see how much closer I am with my sisters now than I was in August. From apple picking in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to laughing like crazy as we talk about our crazy weeks, I’m thankful for every second I’ve with my sisters this fall. I know there will be great memories made as I return to my hometown for a month (mom’s cooking and hugs, family time, catching up with friends), I can’t help but think about how much I’m going to miss having my faithful sisters around me.
Classes have been rough, tough decisions have been made, and it hasn’t been all butterflies and rainbows, but I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Many a piece of cake, cookie, and chocolate have been shared with love. Taylor Swift songs have been screamed at the top of our lungs. Tears- of joy, pain, laughter, and confusion- have been shed. A multitude of inside jokes have been made. Littles have been found, claimed, and showered with love. Memories that I never want to forget have been made.
It’s hard to think that the sisters I see so frequently will be spread throughout the country in just a week, but thankfully Snapchat, Facetime, and the Love in Our Bond will hold us together. I’ll miss you, faithful sisters, see you soon!