The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Annie is her laugh. It’s so genuine. It’s a belly laugh that stops in her in tracks. She can’t speak or walk-- she just laughs. It’s contagious to the point that I find myself stopped in my tracks, barely breathing and laughing my heart out when I’m with her. I lose track of the conversation, where we’re walking to, what I’m supposed to be doing because just being with Annie and laughing is enough. She is someone who doesn’t command attention but just her genuine joy and love for life can make my whole world stop. She is wild and smart. She driven and passionate. Annie seeks the honorable and beautiful things in life. I could sit and listen to her talk about her life, and her hopes and dreams forever because she speaks with such honesty.
I’ve gotten to watch Annie grow into her passions. I’ve gotten to watch her begin to trust herself and her feelings. She doesn’t shy away from telling you the things you need to hear. She is someone I know will always tell me what I need to hear. Annie is a true sister and friend. She is real and authentic and being around her it’s infectious. I am more honest when I’m with Annie. I laugh harder and longer. I am more passionate because of her. My Kappa Delta experience has only been better because of Annie and I know I’m not the only one to say that. I’ve seen the effect she has on those around her. For such a little human, she has already had a huge impact. I can’t wait to see where life takes her or where she takes life.
All my love in AOT,
I remember the first day I saw you. It was bid day and I thought “that girl has the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen.” Not only that but I was low key mesmerized by your smile. Weeks later on the way to the new member retreat, you ended up in my car with me and we ventured an hour away to Holbrook Mass. Not only did we get lost, but it took us almost two hours to get there. During that time, I learned that you lived a ten-minute drive away from me at home and were one of the easiest people to talk to. Watching you grow as a person and new member in the semester I have gotten to know you has been one of my greatest joys. Whether it be forcing you into my class (that we both have no idea what is going on in) or making me feel better about my boy problems, you have always been there for me. You’re the devil to my angel (see our dynamic duo costumes). I am beyond lucky to have met a person as amazing as you. When I see you a light across my face and I couldn’t be happier to be in your presence. I have never met a stronger person in my 24 years (LOL I’m old). You never let anyone see you down and that is one of the things I admire most about you. Curling your hair while you sit on my bed and we talk about life has become one of my favorite past times. Although Kappa Delta has brought me a lot, I never thought it would bring me someone who would truly change my life. You have taught me that life is too short and a smile can go a long way. You are one of the reasons I don’t want to graduate because I want to watch you grow as a leader in this chapter. There’s no one I would rather sit in the most boring class ever with, eat gross chicken in the dining hall with, and help guide through this crazy place we call college. I love you massive amounts my girlie.
You have been a role model for me since the very first day I met you! Your warm presence, welcoming disposition, and kind attitude are qualities that not only make a great Kappa Delta sister, but also make you such an amazing friend.
I know that no matter how much time has passed, how many countries are between us, or how often we actually get to catch up -- you will always be someone that I can come to in a crowded room of people and feel at home. I felt that the very first day I met you in a crowded recruitment room and it holds true to this day!
When I first joined Kappa Delta, you were such an important person in helping me break out of my shell and meet more people. You made me feel so comfortable with everything new going on, whether it was chapter meetings, PACE events, taking the train home to NJ, or just hanging out and making new friends! You are always so willing to have a conversation with me about anything, and I am so grateful for that.
You truly inspire me to be a better leader in our chapter. Because of you, I strive each day to be kind, honest, and welcoming as a friend to every new person I meet. There are not enough good words to describe how thankful I am for you!
All my love in AOT,
It was before I even met you that I learned how incredible of person you are. I remember how much of my much of my new member period was filled with such positive words about a sister with a strong work ethic, a sharp mind, and the most sincere heart. I was so excited to actually meet you and even more exited to be apart of a sisterhood that spoke so highly of one another. Looking back now, I can't imagine how it could be any other way when we have such genuine sisters like you.
I love that no matter the situation or location you somehow stand tall with poise, and you always make others feel cared for, because you are kind and you share that with the world. You are one of the most considerate people I have met and I know that all your immense future successes will be a direct effect of amazing person you are. You deserve all the respect and love in the world, and I'm so glad to have someone like you to look up to. I hope that you never change so that everyone else you meet can have a glimpse of understanding what a good friend is, and how much kindness there still is in the world today.
I wanted to write this blog post about you because: 1. you deserve to be showered with compliments, 2. everyone I know shares my thoughts, and 3. I’m low-key but also high-key obsessed with you. Where that might sound creepy of me, I want to assure you, I’m not the only one! This obsession started way long ago when you first joined KD and I was extremely uncomfortable going on sister dates with girls I hadn’t met before, let alone girls who were supposed to be my sisters forever.
As you approached me in with your cool style and chill energy, I knew you were going to rock. This first sister date was just more re-assurance that KD was the right place for me and after talking I couldn’t have been more happy with myself for sticking it out in KD. Personally, coming from a small town and high school, being around so many people was really tough. To this day, I am thankful I got to talk to you that day. It felt like I had known you forever and admired everything you talked about. Since then, you have continued to amaze me with your intelligence, creativity, generosity and love. You extend open arms to anyone who needs them, advice to anyone who asks, and a best friend/sister to anyone who will take one. You don’t ask for anything in return and you don’t ask anyone to change. I’ve seen the way you lead and hope to be a leader like you one day.
I honestly thought I would hate writing a blogpost about someone in KD (cause it’s sappy as heck) but the second I started writing this, it felt like it was something I should’ve said to you long ago. I love you Mia and want you to know that you shine very brightly.
All my love and AOT,
You are always simply inspiring me.
I remember having one of the most amazing sister dates with you back during Big/Little. You encouraged me to actually get a salad for lunch and I discovered I don’t hate vegetables. We had the weirdest but coolest conversation about life and happiness, and you made me reflect on things that I never knew I was even deep enough to think about. And we had a blast in your apartment baking cookies, even when I sliced my finger open. You didn’t even mind that I got blood on your roommate’s knife that was pink and had lemons on it. That’s when I knew you were a keeper.
I could not be more happy that you joined my family and brought us together closer than ever. (Literally! Hi neighbor!!) This past spring when you so graciously let me stay with you in Dublin for 24 hours, I had one of the best days ever. (Mind you, I was not expecting to be awake for every single one of those 24 hours but I think we can attest that it was well worth it) You showed me the entire city in one day, not even bothered by my incessant video-taking. I’ll never forget eating more green food with you, dancing forever and ever, and sharing a really freaking awesome donut.
You are one of the most outgoing and fun people I know, always up for anything. But more than just being cool, you are sweet and honest. Your generosity and spirit bring things out in people that they never knew they had.
I first remember meeting you during our new member period and saying to myself wow this girl is way too cool for me. The moment you walked into our new member retreat you immediately lit up the room with your outgoing behavior and vivacious laughter. I also remember thinking you hated me because you didn’t answer my group me message about meeting at the library (oh how wrong I was). Two years, many laughs, many tears, and WAY too many inside jokes to keep track of later you are the other half that makes me whole. You are the person I love coming home to and the face I need to see when I am having a bad day and feel like my world is falling apart. I never knew a person that wasn’t blood related to me could mean so much to me but here we are. You inspire me in ways you couldn’t even possibly imagine whether it’s dedication to pursue your dreams of being a stylist (which you are doing a great job of) or managing to literally get straight A’s while working part time and maintaining great relationships. Thank you for being the most patient loving person I have ever had the blessing of meeting and for truly teaching me what sisterhood means. There is no one I would rather have finish my sentences, wake me up every morning or cuddle with on a regular basis. Thank you for being you and teaching me that I am capable of doing anything and my number one supporter. I love you more than you know.
All my love in AOT,
When I first joined Kappa Delta I recognized every sister described you as funny, kind, and sweet. You were some famous girl in our chapter that every Lambda wanted to date! It was then that I knew you would be someone who I aspire to be.
After being in this chapter for two years, I had the pleasure of seeing you grow as a leader that we all look up to today. Your positive attitude and passion for Kappa Delta has strengthened our sisterhood. When you’re excited so are we. When we see you working hard we want to contribute. When you’re laughing and cracking jokes we all lighten up and enjoy the moment. Your love for our sisters and their happiness is contagious – I know this because every time you and I talk, you put them first. I am truly inspired by you and your ability to shape our chapter.
Becca, you truly represent what is means to be a Kappa Delta. You strive to be that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Kappa Delta. We are lucky to have someone like you in our chapter.
I met these two wonderful sisters like most do: on bid day. We all ran out into the arms of Kappa Delta not knowing that we'd soon be roomies and BFFs.
Ciara: You are my person so no need to get any sappier than that. I think a day is one too many without seeing you lol so good thing we are living together again. Yay for laughing on the floor while trying to eat hint of lime tostidos!
Liv: I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to be my roomie for the past year because you were always up for a talk and only gently made fun of my weird sleeping positions. I'm so glad this past year brought us closer together because I needed someone like you in my life.
Honestly the marks of a good friendship are that I'm never annoyed with either of you and that I miss you ALL THE TIME, so you guys are my friends for life.
AOT sisters and see you both soon!
When I first met you on Bid Day, I was instantly drawn to your warm and friendly personality. Although Bid Day was a whirlwind of new faces and names, I could already tell you were going to be a loving and loyal sister.
I remember one of the first times we hung out, when we went ice skating over Winter break. We planned to meet and skate at the outdoor ice rink at City Hall Plaza. But, the plan quickly unraveled when we realized the ice rink was closed. We tried to infiltrate from multiple directions, but apparently, we didn’t get the memo that they closed after New Year’s. Naturally we were both disappointed but, you maintained such a positive outlook, suggesting we try the Frog Pond instead. On the way, we stopped for lunch. I was amazed by your ability to talk about absolutely any topic while keeping the conversation personable, it is a rare quality. At the Frog Pond, I discovered that I cannot skate as well as I thought. You encouraged me to keep trying and held my hand as we skated. After a few times around the rink with little improvement I was going to hang up my skates. Instead, you suggested we rent one of those mini seals that little kids get pushed around on. You ended up pushing me around the rink even though I looked like an oversized child. But, you never once complained and it ended up being a really fun day!
You are one of my favorite people, I am always excited to spend time with you. Your laugh is infectious and you always have a funny story to tell. You are one of the coolest gals I know, you are always up for an adventure and welcome new experiences with open arms. You can dance to just about any song no matter where you are. Somehow you manage to make majoring in chemical /bio (something lol) look like a walk in the park. You are an extremely talented equestrian putting the Saddle Club to shame. No matter how long we’ve gone without seeing each other, I feel like we always pick up where we left off.
Angie, Over the past year, I have gotten to know you better and I can honestly say you have had such a positive impact on my life. You are unapologetically and fearlessly yourself. Your positivity rubs off on everyone who is lucky enough to call you a friend and sister. I am eternally thankful Kappa Delta brought us together and I can’t wait for our next adventure!