Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Extraordinary. If I had to describe my coworkers (the 10 other CDCs!), my boss, and the rest of my sisters that I met at Officer's Training this weekend in one word, extraordinary would be it!

It is amazing to me what can happen when you get the positive energy of 200ish women together in one place for three days. After OTS, I am sure that all of us left with ideas of how to better our Fraternity and lead through example, hard work, and optimism. More importantly, we left with the resources we need to make positive change happen.

Delta Gamma does not settle. The Fraternity is not complacent, and I was blown away by all of the incredible ideas and new initiatives we heard about over the last three days. I would share all of it here, but then I'd probably have to kill you. Kidding! But really, you're just going to have to be patient, and keep checking out http://www.deltagamma.org/ for lots of new and exciting things!

The other thing I learned this weekend (besides the wealth of information, of course!) was that a national organization like Delta Gamma doesn't run without the hundreds of volunteers who give so much of their time, energy, and love. If you're a sorority woman reading my blog, make sure you thank your advisers (local, regional, and national) for all they do -- they're not paid, and without them, your organization ceases to exist.

So, in closing, I want to thank a few of my advisers who have encouraged me and led me to be extraordinary. Dawn, Amber, Tiffany, and, of course, my mom and dad -- thank you for never letting me settle, and for putting in the time, energy, and love it took to help me achieve my goals for me, my chapter, and my Fraternity. I hope that over the next year I can be as inspiring as you were to me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Starting out on a Journey

Two days from now, I'll be in Columbus, done with my first half day of Officer Training. How exciting is that? I think it is the most exciting because it means that my year as a CDC is finally about to begin.

What do I want out of this year? I want to learn all I can, and teach all I can. I want to inspire, impact, and change lives. Most of all, I want to share with women all over the country just how much Delta Gamma can do for them in their lives. I really just want to give back to an organization that has given so much to me.

I don't move into Executive Offices for another month, so this weekend training trip is really just a tease, but I couldn't be more eager to dive into everything. So here we are: the beginning of my journey. Can't wait to really share it all.

song credit: At The Beginning from the motion picture "Anastasia"