Going into college, I was anxious about finding people that were like me and being able to find friends that I would actually want to hang out with. I went through recruitment hoping to find a group of girls that had similar interests, but also challenged me to grow and try new things. When I ran towards Phi Mu on bid day, I knew that I had found sisters that would encourage me, laugh with me, and would always be there when I needed them. Because of the size of our chapter, there are so many different personalities embodied, making the Phi Mu experience that much better.
Formal was the perfect example of how I found “my people” in college, specifically through being a part of Phi Mu. We had formal, and it was probably the most fun I’ve had yet this year in college. A big group of sisters, of all different ages, got together to take pictures and eat dinner. We had such high hopes of beautiful pictures and stunning hair; our beautiful long dresses flowing in the breeze, laughing pictures… But it rained. Poured, actually. It’s fine, we’re fine. It’s not like my roommate/Phi Mu sista paid to have her hair done or anything…. Yeah. But, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? We were soaked, our hair was fallen and frizzy, our pictures got moved from a beautiful outdoor setting to an indoor photoshoot… and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. With the help of some fun props, we captured the memory of the night while laughing alongside some amazing sisters.
Overall, formal was a BLAST. This year it was at the State Museum. The food was amazing, there was a photo booth, and the DJ was on point. Needless to say, we danced like fools. It was so fun seeing our sisters all together, dressed up, and letting loose. It was a great time to de-stress and have a good time before finals week hit.
Sisters bound together even in the dumping rain having a fab time and able to laugh about it…that’s sisterhood; that’s what we have in Phi Mu. It sounded so cheesy to me when I would hear people in the Greek community say that they’ve found their best friends and bridesmaids in their sororities, but it’s so true. I’ve found people to laugh with, cry with, do life with. And none of it would be possible without Phi Mu.