Monday, March 1, 2010
International Badge Day!
Today is International Badge Day! So I am wearing my badge on my blog and my suit jacket.
I am aware of image of greek orgs and sororities in popular culture and media. That image is nothing like the reality I experienced as a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. I attended a predominately male university. I think the male to female ratio was 3:1, but it could have been 4:1. I started out thinking I was going to be a chemistry teacher. Turned out, I don't actually care for chemistry or science or math. I appreciate them, I just don't want to study these things. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with my career (okay, I'm still not quite sure). I know what I want to do with my life, I'm not sure how my career fits into that. So I waffled around a while in college, didn't study like I should have, was not a great student. However, I kept my grade point respectable so that I could stay in the sorority. I stayed in college so I could stay in the sorority. I learned a lot about myself and other people while living in a house with 4 phone lines, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2 televisions, and 20 women. I learned quite a bit about politics without ever talking about politics or government. I learned about leadership by living without any, attempting to be a leader and by watching leaders in action. I learned the most from leaders who weren't trying to be leaders, just trying to do the right thing. My membership in Alpha Sigma Tau helped me become the woman I am today.
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