This week has been a jammed pack week with lots of new experiences. It’s my last week on the road, and I’ve been in a perpetual state of self discovery… and confusion.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Optimistic. I had the pleasure of spending Founders’ Day in Louisville, Ky. with five collegiate chapters, a handful of alumnae, and a past national president. Laura Owsley spoke at Founders’ Day and reminded me that Sigma Kappa is limitless.
Sunday, Nov. 10: Carefree. I had the opportunity to explore Louisville with both a new friend and an old friend. There’s nothing like enjoying America’s pastime at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
Monday, Nov. 11: Patriotic. I attended a Veterans Day ceremony that I wouldn’t have known about if it weren’t for the president of a fraternity on campus who invited me. I heard the 11 bell rings at the 11th hour and heard veterans share their stories. The patriotism stayed with me all day.
Tuesday, Nov. 12: Courageous. The life of an LC is filled with many surprises and, as I like to call them, blind dates or encounters with new counterparts. Today, I found a new kind of blind date in the Indiana University Southeast bookstore – a blind date with a book!
Wednesday, Nov. 13: Sentimental. I’m not sure what it was about today but, it became a day filled with a lot of love and talks with lots of family and friends (Happy birthday, dad!).
Thursday, Nov. 14: Grateful. I walked past the campus coffee shop today and was quickly sucked inside. Although I am not a coffee drinker, today I pretended to be one. IUS was hosting “Coffee with a Cop,” an event to meet and talk safety with the campus police officers. I learned a lot about the campus culture and, man, can those officers bake a good lemon cake!
Friday, Nov. 15: Self Discovery. My last few visits have challenged me in new and unexpected ways. I have been asked what I plan to do after being an LC, where my favorite school was, and, most importantly, what kind of music I listen to. Asking questions of others is how I learn best, but asking questions of myself is my biggest challenge. As I enter my winter hibernation, I’m sure I will continue to question myself!
See you next semester, ladies!
Dove Love, the road warriors