When I was roaming around the rooms of Alpha Chi Omega’s Theta Tau Chapter House as VP of Sorority Recruitment at Rutgers University in the early 2000’s, I had a recurring thought in the back of my mind. One day, I’d write about this entire experience. The fleeting moments and lasting friendships were too special to let go with time.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Douglass College, Rutgers University in 2005, when everyone else was ready to move onto the next big thing, my dear friend Jennifer and I continued to live in the sorority house for one final summer. We were holding onto the past and reminiscing about the great times we shared together as housemates and members of the same sorority. At that time, we frequently discussed our futures and imagined the possibilities of what we could accomplish as individual, independent young women blessed to have each other’s support.
Before smart phones and social media outlets exploded to inspire the average person to produce daily snapshots of their lives, I was a college girl obsessed with crafting, scrap-booking and pestering my friends with a digital camera at social events and walks around campus. I created homemade gifts for my friends that featured the special times we shared.
Knowing you cannot rush a creative concept, it wouldn’t be until years later that I would realize the potential in putting my old ideas back into motion. That’s what sorority life is all about – respecting tradition and honoring the past while thinking in the moment and preparing for the future. Sorority women tend to be driven types busy with their own jobs, lives and families, so I wrote My Dearest Sister: A Heartfelt Guide to the Love, Friendship, and Lifelong Bonds of Sorority Life to provide the creative framework to keep college memories and traditions alive in one unique book.
Satisfy the expectations of sorority newbies and legacies alike by showcasing what makes each chapter special. My Dearest Sister is a sweet and funny interactive journal and a genuine reflection of what real sorority life is all about. Fit for any present, past, or future sorority girl, this cute keepsake honors the spirit, community, and chapter secrets of sororities while leaving room for girls to capture all of their own special memories and traditions in one book for years to come. Inside this heartfelt guide, you’ll discover:
- The colorful history and tradition surrounding Greek life
- Sorority houses, songs, handshakes, and secrets
- A personalized guide to crafting and party planning
- Alumni chapters
- Stickers and journal pages to customize your own sorority experience
- And more!
Any sorority girl who’s ever craved a time capsule to keep her friendships everlasting and fresh should look no further; My Dearest Sister is the token gift that celebrates womanhood and seals the bonds of sisterhood for life.