I am not good at goodbyes. I generally avoid them until the last minute possible, distracting myself with unnecessarily tidying my belongings, then give a quick hug and get in the car or on the plane. Only when I am alone do I finally let myself get upset – and boy, I get UPSET!
So you can imagine how tough it has been for me these last few weeks of the semester, when at the end of every chapter visit I have to say “goodbye,” for good! I’ve totally got the whole Oprah Ugly Cry going on.
But my solace is that in Sigma Kappa, we have LOYALTY. And for that I am so, so, so thankful, because we are bound to one another for life. You can’t get rid of me. I am your sisterfriend forever. <Evil laugh> I know in my heart that each Sigma Kappa woman I have met in my travels was meant to impact my life in some important way – and I hope I have affected theirs as well.
In which case it’s not goodbye, it’s “SEE YOU LATER!” One day down the road, whether it’s at Convention 2012 in Texas or Convention 2040 in Hawaii (wishful thinking!), during a random alumnae chapter meeting or Walk to End Alzheimer’s, or simply roaming the aisles at a grocery store…we will meet again. 🙂
To every Sigma Kappa collegian, alumna, chapter officer, advisory board member and sister I have met this year: see you later!
“How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.”