Thought Theta, Thought Right

As if I don’t have enough already on my plate, guess who pledged a sorority. This girl. Last week I went through Fall Formal Recruitment and narrowed down 12 fantastic chapter houses to one, Kappa Alpha Theta, and so far, I love it.

Balancing softball and school is a challenge in itself but I can’t wait to have this network in my life, as well. There are several athletes who are involved in the Greek System at KU and although I’ve already had to miss my first chapter meeting due to my sport, my house totally understands.

This year I’m going to survive only if I keep my priorities straight. In fact, I kind of developed a totem pole mentality. Obviously school is at the top. I am in school to get an education. I need to maintain a 3.4 GPA to keep my academic scholarship and It’d be pretty grand if I could stay in the Honors College. Second on my totem pole is softball. My coach gave me permission to rush only as long as I understand that softball will always come before my sorority. Division 1 athletics is a time commitment but the scholarship, perks, and rewards are definitely worthwhile. Third will be my sorority. Although it’s going to be hard missing events and formals, to me, it’s worth being a part of a sisterhood. I’m so excited to be able to do both and as I said, my chapter seems to be more than facilitating to my hectic lifestyle. A little lower on my totem pole will be all the fun stuff like sleep, food, basic necessities. Ha.. I’m kidding.. sort of..

Anyways, I can’t wait for all this year has in store. Like always, I’ll keep ya posted.

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Holla for Lolla

So fun. We saw (in order) The So So Glos, Temples, Brillz, Perry/Etty vs. Joachim Garraud, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, The Kooks, and Zedd ALL on the first day. On Saturday we saw The Districts, Vance Joy, Kate Nash, Group Love, Spoon, and Calvin Harris all from the front row and on Sunday we danced in the rain with Bomba Estéreo, NoNoNo, London Grammar, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, The Avett Brothers, Kings of Leon, and Skrillex. Overall it was a successful weekend and I 100% would go back if given the chance.

The rumors are true. The park reeks of pot, mosh pits are real, flower crowns were everywhere, and it was the best weekend of my life so far. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting myself into but if given the chance, I’d go back in a heartbeat (maybe this time with better shoes for mud, a poncho, and maybe some body glitter).

I didn’t get to post as much as I would’ve liked, Chicago and wifi are clearly not friends.