Keeping Up with the Kappas

8.26.2011

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The amount of words that would have to be written to cover the past week and a half would be enough to form a medium-length novel. My blogging habits have been terrible, I'll admit, but don't make that any indication of what the next four years will be like. Never have I ever been so busy, struggling to find time for sleep, meals, and even breathing. In any event, I guess you could say there have been two highlights ever since my move to the Texas capital: becoming a Kappa key and starting school. And since my mind needs a break from textbooks, The Odyssey and syllabi (yes, already), I'm going to make my formal return to BOD with the Cliffsnotes version of the path that led me to be a KKG!

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Hardin House saw more tears than should be allowed over the course of the five days of rush (which by the way seemed more like five weeks). Awkward eating schedules, lack of sleep, heat exhaustion, pangs of homesickness, confusion, and mixed emotions led to meltdown after meltdown in this all girl dormitory. But, we had each other (old friends and new) to lean on and for the occasional pep talk since we were all experiencing similar emotions.

a brief daily recap:
day one) We visited all thirteen houses receiving fancy-shmancy water at each house as we sported the oh-so-stylin' ensemble of khakis, a pink Panhellenic tee and tennies. We looked so ridic walking throughout the campus like little clones.
day two/three) We learned about each sorority's philanthropy organizations through skits, dances, and the like. Oh, and we drank lots of lemonades and fruity drinks. Upgrading from the H20!
day four) Usually remarked as the best event of rush, skit night is when each house reveals their humor and personality to help each girl determine whether or not they would feel at home with the group.
And day five was pref night where it was time to whip out the LBDs. We walked along the drag and ran from house to house in our stilettos. Okay, I wore stilettos because I'm dumb; most girls were smart enough to avoid 5+ inch heels. But, all was worth it in the end when we got to celebrate with our new sisters!

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{new sisters Lexi and Clara celebrate becoming Chi Omegas together}
We all simultaneously opened our bid cards in an auditorium, and as the envelopes broke loose so did shrieks and smiles as we all searched for our nearest sister to celebrate with.

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One of my favorite new friends from Westlake here in Austin, Martha Lauren, proudly holding our bid cards.

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Once I made my way to the Kappa house, Kat greeted me with a hug and a bag of KKG goodies. She was a year older than me at Memorial and I can barely wait to be sisters!

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And two of my favorite senior Kappas: Kristin (left) is my good friend Chase's sister and Ellie (right) is my cousin, though both feel like family. They have always been so hospitable to me when I came up to Austin and have made me feel so much better during this hectic college transition.

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And a new older friend Riley whom I adore!

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Cami was in my rush group and I couldn't be happier that we ended up in the same pledge class.

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Two of my fellow Mem Highers that became Kappas with me--Nicole on the left and Courtney on the right.

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Another senior who goes back four years with me as one of my favorite Young Life leaders and Memorial cheerleaders. Kaitlyn is also our pledge trainer so our class will be lucky enough to see lots of her!

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It's funny to find all the odd connections you have with the people the end up in your pledge class. Some almost roommates, some childhood friends, and in this case, Caroline and I were in the same SAT prep course junior year.

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Patricia and I met at orientation and were in the same rush group and are now sissies.

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So, here we are: the UT Kappa Kappa Gamma pledge class of 2011. Or is it 2015? Regardless, we couldn't be more excited and I look forward to sharing all of our good times on BOD. Love you all!

2 comments:

Cathy McConn said...

Great pics! Love all your friends. Thanks for helping me to remember them. Can't wait to come back to visit.

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