Since tomorrow is the last day of 2011, and since it was a pretty big year in my life, I thought I would close out 2011 with a Year in Review. I’ll be breaking the series down into January-June, my sister’s wedding, and July-December…so here we go!
During Recruitment 2011 (and throughout the entire Fall semester beforehand), I put away my sorority letters to be a recruitment counselor for freshmen girls. This meant that I didn’t have any contact with my house during the week, and that I spent every day making sure that the ladies in my group knew what was going on, and helping them figure out what was the right decision for them. Even though it was a tough week, it was so worth it to see a different side of recruitment, and most of all – to be reunited with my sorority sisters on Bid Day. Last January Alpha Phi welcomed 41 beautiful ladies into our sisterhood as well…so it was an absolutely awesome week!
In late January/early February of last year, Snowpocalypse hit Indiana. We had about a foot of ice/snow, and didn’t have classes for two days…so it was heaven for all of us. We lounged around our house, watched movies, did absolutely no homework, and loved every minute of it. Of course, it was a truly scary world outside of the house…people were in serious wrecks and it was hazardous to even walk around campus (it would have been easier to ice skate), but we put all of those worries aside and just enjoyed ourselves. Those two snow days were most definitely two of my favorite days of school…ever!
March Madness/Final Four/National Championship
Even though Butler didn’t end up winning the National Championship, they still had an absolutely AMAZING run. I love that I will always be able to say that my school went to the Final Four two years in a row, especially while I was here. And you know…if it happened again…I wouldn’t be mad. Go Dawgs!
500 Festival Princess Program
From February-May, I was fortunate enough to represent the 500 Festival as a Princess. I had the opportunity to attend all of the 500 Festival events, do community service in the Indianapolis area and in my hometown, and to go to the Indianapolis 500 (all while wearing a beautiful tiara). It was basically an unreal experience that I will never forget…and throughout the process I pretty much fell in love with IndyCar. Check out all of my blogs about my time as a Princess…there are just too many good things to say!
Also…the deadline to apply for the program is rapidly approaching (January 6)…so if you are a girl attending college in Indiana and you are originally from Indiana…apply today!
Check back tomorrow for 2011 Year in Review: Wedding Edition!