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Old 10-13-2010, 08:40 PM
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oh my goodness. i am on pins and needles!
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:44 PM
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:58 PM
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Okay I owe you guys the conclusion now, since I made you guys wait so long over the weekend and then some!

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:06 PM
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Okay I owe you guys the conclusion now, since I made you guys wait so long over the weekend and then some!

Well, get to it, Missy!
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:29 PM
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So the whole night between pref round and bid day was torturous...I could not keep my mind off of it! I don't know how some of these schools make girls wait a whole week to find out their next round of results. The way it works is that if you went to all your parties at Pref Round you are guaranteed a bid. We were told to wear shorts and a white t-shirt, we would receive bid day shirts from our new sorority to put on.

We were then led into the seating area where we would we sit alphabetically on top of our bids and after our Rho Gamma's had unveiled their sorority affiliations we would all open our bid cards, get our shirts, and run across the hill to meet our new sisters. Sitting down on top of my card was making my heart beat so much, and I saw girls peaking at their cards, which I almost succumbed to as well.

Well all the Rho Gamma's were revealed...it was time. They said it was time to open your cards, my hands were shaking. I ripped it open, pulled out the card and saw I was now a new member of:








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LAURA BUSH



Oh my....GOD Oh no....no this is all wrong!!! I immediately burst into tears, I just couldn't hold back. My week had been everything I wanted until the very end where it all just fell apart. How could this happen to me of all people? Why??? I had all my recs, my GPA, my high school resume was stacked, I know I'm pretty. I thought the Jackie Kennedy's loved me...she said she hoped to see me tomorrow. These were all the thoughts that crossed my mind in the first few minutes of the shock.

Worst of all was the fact that I was surrounded by hundreds of other girls screaming and hugging, jubilant for their bids to the houses they wanted so badly. I was surrounded by joy and I was so sad...it felt like I was in some movie or sad music video. Time felt like it was slow motion, as I watched everyone smiling and hugging. I just stood there with tears streaming down my face...and I felt alone. Some of my friends asked me about my bid and I just cried and told them I was a Laura Bush. They tried their best to be happy for me, hugging me, consoling me, etc. It seemed like most of the girls got what they wanted...I felt like the only one (now I know I wasn't).

Eventually, we were organized into our groups, and I was with my new pledge class and most of them seemed so happy. I was visibly the most upset girl there. We got our new shirts and ran across the hill as a group as all the frat guys cheered and our new sisters ran toward us to embrace us. The worst part was seeing all the new Jackie Kennedy's running to meet their sorority. I saw the girl who preffed me, who I absolutely adored hugging the new girls. She didn't see me, but my heart felt broken. When I arrived at Laura Bush, the girl who preffed me had made a sign with my name on it welcoming me to Laura Bush. She was so excited to see me but could tell I was upset. She was going to be my bid day buddy for the day, and we ended up having a lot of fun. She let me cry when I needed to, but things got better. I met other actives and new members, who were all now my sisters. After the shock had wore off, I began to realize that I really liked these girls. The days and first few weeks that ensued were bittersweet, filled with really happy moments and other moments, where if I'm honest, were of jealousy, sadness, and homesickness. I started to get more involved with Laura Bush, meeting more and more people, found out my amazing big was my bid day buddy and pref round girl.

Now I feel so much better, and so proud to be a Laura Bush! Things have fit into place so well for me, more than I ever could have imagined on bid day. I still have sincere admiration for the Jackie Kennedy's and I have met several of their new girls whom some I consider great friends. I don't know if this is taboo or not but I later ran into the Jackie Kennedy I loved and who preffed me, she apologized to me for what happened and she told me that if she had it her way I would have been a Jackie Kennedy. She told me she really enjoyed getting to know me during rush and hopes to be friends regardless of sisterhood. I was a little upset at that info she told me, but I know it was said with the best intentions and it has helped give me piece of mind. It was not meant to be and some things I will never understand. I believe everything happens for a reason and there is a reason I was meant to be a sister of............................











































ALPHA CHI OMEGA



I love my sisters more than anything! My story had its bumps in the road, but life goes on and will pass you by if you don't take the time to enjoy what you got. True, Alpha Chi was not my first choice but I feel like I have learned SO MUCH through this experience, and cannot wait to see what the next 4 years hold in store and even the many years after.

Thanks for listening everyone! PM me if you would like to guess the code! Love!


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Old 10-13-2010, 11:37 PM
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Congratulations! AXO does have one of the most beautiful pins - and women wearing it!

Any hints on the others?
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:49 PM
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Congrats to you and Alpha Chi!

I had a similar thing happen to me during my recruitment. Kappa was my last choice, and when I was released from recruitment, I was a little relieved. And then what do you know. Spring came around, and there's no place I'd rather be. This is proof that you end up where you're supposed to be!
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:04 AM
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Congratulations on AXO!
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:11 AM
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Great story with a happy ending !
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:38 AM
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Congratulations on AXO!!!
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:10 AM
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Congrats on AXO Froggie! I had several friends in AXO and they loved their time there.

Your story has a great message that happiness can be found in houses that were not one's first choice. Kuddos to you for holding your head high, attending bid day activities, allowing time for relationships to build and seeing the beauty in this group of women.

Enjoy your time at TCU, and definitely live in the AXO house. Some of my most wonderful college memories are of my time living in my house.

I have an idea for many of the houses and will be PMing you later today with my guesses.

Go Frogs!
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations to you and AChiO, and it's wonderful that even though you didn't get your first choice, you still made an effort and found a home that you love. Kudos to you!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:01 AM
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Congrats to you froggiegirl!

I love your story and hearing that you are so happy now!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:58 AM
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i am so happy that you didn't give up-first when your pref. list didn't meet your expectations and then when you opened your bid. A lot of people would have just thrown in the towel then and there. i am especially happy that you are growing to love alpha chi omega and hope that you will enjoy your many, many years as a sister.
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Congrats on Alpha Chi Omega! Best of luck to you and your new sisters!
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