This month has been filled with lots of exciting memories, most of which came from trying something I never thought I’d want to do. I’ve been hearing the phrase “do something that scares you everyday” a lot lately, and I’ve actually trying incorporating the meaning behind it into my life more.
I don’t think doing something that scares you everyday is good for one’s mental health. So instead I’ve simply been trying to be more outgoing. This has meant starting conversations instead of waiting for someone else to speak first, sending emails that the answers to might not be what I want to hear, and more. The biggest example of this this month is that I actually joined a sorority!
Growing up I honestly didn’t understand the point of sororities. I though they sounded pretty weird. But when I got to Michigan I slowly realized that I wasn’t really making social connections as fast as I’d hoped. That’s when I started seriously thinking about joining one.
Recruitment was quite the journey, and though it definitely scared me, it was totally worth it. I’ve ended up surrounded by a great group of young women that immediately welcomed me and I can see support everyone in the group. I’m only a few days into being a new member, but I can already tell this is one of the best decisions I’ve made in a very long time. And it all came from me stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new!