By: Kristine Rieta (Γ, Spring '17)
It has been a very interesting semester to say the least and all of us hope you are staying healthy and happy during this time. I know that your screen time has dramatically increased so here is a blog you can read in your free time. This was made for you, whoever you are. Whether you are someone interested in joining our sorority, a highschooler, an alum, or someone who doesn’t fit any of those categories, WELCOME! This is a space for us to show you who we are and what we stand for.
Today I am going to touch on UNCERTAINTY, especially with Miss Rona in town. Don’t we all love the sound of that. But all jokes aside, we all know how rough it has been. I know you've been feeling all types of emotions in a span of only a month or two. On Monday I can be working out, cooking, and getting my life together. But from Tuesday to some uncounted days later, I won't be able to get out of bed.
SISTER DISCUSSION: What do you do in times of uncertainty?
Izabella Chan (Γ, Spring '17)
I like to cry. I know that can sound weird or counterproductive but I don’t like to bottle up my feelings. If I’m so overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, I wanna release it immediately. Crying can be therapeutic and it’s ok to do so, especially during these uncertain times. Just know you’re not suffering alone and maybe tell someone else how you’ve been feeling. You’ll be surprised how understanding they’ll be and maybe you’ve both been going through the same thing.
Jillian Tran (H, Spring '19)
I like to take a few moments to sit alone in my backyard or just bring stuff to do outside for a change of scene. When I’m feeling stressed or anxious I just need to take a few steps away from the situation. If that doesn’t help, crying is something that is stress relieving to me too, because I feel like it releases everything I’m feeling.
It has been a little odd not physically spending every day with sisters, especially with the semester being over. Many of the sisters have graduated, but people like me on the other hand, just changed their major in my 4th year. Something we all have in common is that we don’t know what is going to happen next! Uncertainty can go hand in hand with starting something new. We have been pushed beyond what we know and are forced to face everything life throws at us. New career. New friends. New experiences. New transitions. All these new things but the outcome can be uncertain. Although it might be hard to take a step into an unknown path, we have the freedom to choose where to start.
Isn’t it amazing that we control our own destiny?
With whatever path destiny takes us on, it will have its own ups and downs. All we have to do is put in a sprinkle of hard work and dedication. THEN BAM. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t have made it sound so easy since it takes ways more than a sprinkle. I am constantly surrounded by individuals that challenge and inspire me.
The cool part is that no matter who I turn to, my path is not the same as the person next to me. All I can do is to trust the process while simultaneously supporting those around me. It’s always nice when you have people to share experiences with, even if they're times of joy or turmoil. No one has it all figured out. And that’s okay.
Take in and enjoy the moments handed to you. Don’t be too hard on yourself when you may not have things figured out. You are capable of more than you and I can imagine.
Comment down below how you're feeling during this time.
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