A Leap of Faith


This post is courtesy of South Carolina Alpha Abbey O’Brien.

Abbey with Grand President Paula Pace Shepherd at South Carolina Alpha's Installation Weekend Cookie Shine. Abbey with Grand President Paula Pace Shepherd at South Carolina Alpha’s Installation Weekend Cookie Shine.

As South Carolina Alpha’s new Chapter President, I would first like to say that every woman in our chapter is so honored and excited to be a Pi Phi. We have received an overwhelming amount of support from Grand Council, alumnae, LDCs and everyone else involved in our recolonization. I am so thankful for that support, as are all of my new sisters.

I have learned so much during these past couple of months. Not only have I learned about Pi Phi’s incredible history and values, I’ve learned life lessons. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is to TAKE A RISK.

I learned about Pi Beta Phi’s recolonization at the University of South Carolina in the Spring 2014. One day a friend asked…

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One Step Back, Two Rolls Forward

In life, change is inevitable. For some, it comes slowly and change happens subtly. For others, it’s rapid and change happens in ways they never thought possible. You could easily categorize me in the latter scenario. The past 15 months of my life have been nothing shy of difficult. At 19 years old, I’ve seen more heartache than most people experience in a lifetime. I’ve had people speak for me and prep me in what to say these past months. While this was done out of complete and utter love, it felt so unnatural for me. I’ve always been a little outspoken, so having someone tell me what to talk about has been weird. But I’m at a point in my life where it’s time for me to speak for myself. And that’s the purpose of this blog; to say whatever I want so people understand my journey and get to…

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