Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Confessions: Big knows best.

Today's going to be one big confession post--so be ready!

It's "big appreciation week" for Kappa Delta, but I don't think the word appreciate covers how I feel about my big. Yes, I do appreciate her, but it goes so far beyond that. 
I admire her: her ability to stay calm in situations where I want to scream and the passion she pours into everything she does. 
I adore her: the way she squeals "LITTLE!!" when I walk into a room and the way she points out every giraffe related object in existence just for my benefit. 
I trust her: she knows every aspect of my life, and I let her give me advice on everything from boys to shoes and everything in between. 
I channel her: it's a rare day when I don't find myself saying "What would my big do?"
But most importantly, I love her: the way she looks out for me and checks in on me after work. Our big/little dates that usually involve way too much Dr. Pepper and shopping. [and I love the way we match--from our outfits to our names, most days.]

She's my biggest example of how to be a better friend, sister, daughter, sweetheart, wife [someday] and better person in general, and I'm so grateful for her influence in my life. I'm grateful that she's not only a best friend and a sister, but an example, cheerleader, shopping buddy, study partner, secret keeper, and role model. 
Happy Big Appreciation Week, biggie. I love you more than all the Dr. Pepper in the world! 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Confessions: Here comes the sun.

I'll be working, sleeping, working out, working, and working some more during this week of school. I'm the biggest party animal of them all. 

1. I laughed way too hard at this. 
2. I'm more concerned about the fact that I haven't dyed my hair in over six months than I am with the fact that it's actually a concern. 
3. Not only have I listened to John Legend's "All of Me" approximately 350 times this week...the only time I've turned it off was when I turned on the "All of Me" Pandora station. 
4. I'd go insane without these two. Because not only are we obviously the prettiest people in existence, they put up with my crap basically 24/7. They let me talk their ears off, listen to a million pointless stories, they don't get mad when I distract them from work for an hour (whoops), and they manage to make me feel like the most important person on the planet. 

5. I woke up early the other morning to go on a run, and decided to take a drive up to my favorite lookout spot instead. I went to class looking a little bit homeless--but it was one of the best mornings I've had in a really long time. 
6. I've taken about a million BuzzFeed quizzes in the last couple weeks. My Patronus is a Phoenix, my style icon is Audrey Hepburn (DUH), I should be living in a house over-looking the beach, and my college major should really be marketing. Obviously, it was time well spent. 
7. Because even after clicking repeat for the fifth time since starting this post, I'm still so obsessed with this song it's unreal. So here's this. For your viewing enjoyment. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

International Badge Day.

Joining a sorority was never part of my "game plan." 
In fact, when I started college, I had absolutely no idea what a sorority was, or that they were even present on Utah State's campus. 
Even after I began learning about Greek life, I was content to sit on the outside and watch. 
It took a lot of research [and a whole lot of doubting, convincing, and questioning] for me to even consider joining. 
Today though, I'm convinced it was one of the best decisions I've made in college. 
So today, I participated in International Badge Day, along with hundreds of thousands of women across the country. 
Not because of the t-shirts, the tumblers, or the socials--but for the 90 women I have standing behind me in everything I do that make me proud to say I'm a Kappa Delta. 
For the women from other houses that share the same ideals and make me proud to be a part of the Greek community. 
For the girls who have truly become my sisters through their daily advice, support, and love and make me proud to be in the family I'm in. 
But most importantly, for me and the person I want to become, and the letters I wear that make me proud to be myself. 
"People ask why I'm in a sorority, and I try to explain all the things a sorority is that we cannot see. A sorority is more than letters on a sweatshirt. More than a gold pin, rituals, an obligation or a way of life. A sorority is learning about people, a sorority is earning respect from others, as well as yourself. A sorority will not solve all of you problems, but I have made good friends and found confidence there to help me take life one step at a time."