"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Oh Ferris, you are so right! Life has the ability to sneak up on you; that happened to me yesterday.
In the Spring of 1999 I pledged and became a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. Because of ZTA I had a hell of a good time at Longwood College (yes, I am so old I went there when it was still a college!). And from that I gained some amazing friends and a best friend that rivals a true blood sister. I was lucky to join such a great group of girls.
Fast forward to September 2012 when I found out my niece would be getting a bid from ZXA (an off shoot of ZTA...long story, but basically I consider these women my sisters). So in one day I went from being the only Zeta in my family, to my niece pledging Zeta. CRAZY! When I met Ashley she was maybe 13 or 14 years old, now she's in college. Golly day did that happen fast!
When it came up that she was hanging out with the Zetas I was thrilled. But I never wanted her to join because I was in it, I didn't want her to feel as though she couldn't join another sorority if she wanted to. And I didn't want the Zetas to feel as though they HAD to give her a bid. So I just sort of stayed out of the way. But Brittany and Kimi both let me know Ashley would be getting a bid! YAY! And yay to my fam for keeping me in the loop!!
So here we are over a decade later and I'll have a niece/sister...a bit weird but a lot awesome! I wish her luck during her pledge period. I'll have to write about my pledge experience sometime. I thought pledging was sort of hilarious and girls crying made me laugh/pissed me off. I was a total brat back then. Well, maybe I still am.
Anyhoo, good luck Ashley! Can't wait to come to Longwood to roster you!! Hehehehe!