Leaving your family after living with them for 18 years is a lot harder than most people make it out to be. Even though I only live an hour away from my family, I miss them constantly. Little things such as family dinners, watching movies together, and just being together are what made family time important to me.
Joining Phi Mu was like joining one big family. Sisters are from all over the United States and bring laughter and comfort on a daily basis. Although I talk to my parents a lot, they aren’t physically with me, so when I am up late stressing over an exam, it’s nice to see a smiling face across the chapter room to say it’s all going to be alright. Phi Mu strives on bringing the chapter to together as a whole, always organizing sisterhood events to sporting games or movie nights.
The most important asset to my college life thus far is my “pham”. Joining Phi Mu was a big deal to me and I was very excited to jump in and meet a lot of people. On bid day, I ran to one of the sisters who preffed me, Charlotte, and I was over joyed. Charlotte guided me throughout the whole new process and later became my big. She was always there for me and was always up to just hangout. We got along so well that we even became roommates in the Phi Mu house!
The following year, it was time for me to find a little. Everyone in the newest pledge class was so perfect, it was hard to decide. However, I found the most perfect little for our pham, Taylor. The best thing about our pham is that we are not all the same, we each bring different traits and qualities. However, we all mesh well and fit perfectly. I can always count on either one of them to be there if I need them to or to just hang out and watch a movie or go and grab Mexican food on a whim. As I got closer to my big and little, I began to feel more and more like home and like I have a small little family that will always be there. I couldn’t imagine my life without Charlotte and Taylor as I talk to them every single day. I’d like to thank Phi Mu for bringing me two of the most important people in my life to me.
Gabbie McClure, Senior