by Emily Freundlich (Delta Sigma), Administrative Intern
1. Always someone there to help with school work
With so many college women living in close quarters of each other (suite, house, residence hall or apartments), there’s bound to be an instance where you have the same major as someone or can talk to some about a class that they have previously taken. Staying up late to study for an accounting exam is that much better when you have friends going through it with you
2. Never eating alone
I was always one of those people that was too embarrassed to sit at a table alone while I ate, but when you live with so many people, that never happens. No matter if it’s 2:30 in the morning or 3:30 in the afternoon, I can always find someone who wants to eat
3. It’s like living in a shopping mall
Why go out and buy more clothes when there are endless closets and options to choose from right in my own house? If you don’t like something in your own closet, just go down the hall. Living with sorority sisters is like your own Forever21 with a DSW next door.
4. Staying in on a Friday night isn’t as boring as it sounds
Maybe there’s nowhere to go this Friday night. You could go home for the night OR you could stay in with your sisters and have some fun. Kick back with a Friends or Law and Order marathon and a pizza and it could be just as fun. What you thought would turn out to be a boring night in, has become one of those “remember that time…” moments that you laugh about for days after.
5. It’s like having a live-in therapist
Sure, you could go to your mom or your best friend from home for any problems you’re having, but why do that when you can find someone to talk to in the house, apartment or suite. Any time of the day, there is always a sister to lend a helping hand or just listen when you want to go on a rant about a test you studied so hard for but still ended up with a C. Or if you just want to vent about the guy you’ve been texting because he took you to Panera but hasn’t texted you back in 2 days.
6. Getting ready to go out is more fun than the party itself
You thought it was convenient to get ready at home by yourself within 20 minutes, but what fun is that? Living with your DPhiE sisters and getting ready with everyone adds at least another 2 hours between finding something to wear, doing make-up and having dance parties. It’s hard to not jam out when 90’s Pandora comes on. There’s just something about Justin Timberlake’s voice in Bye, Bye, Bye that says “stop putting on eyeliner and do the choreographed dance from the music video”.
7. Always learning something new
This may not be something big to someone else, but I can honestly say that learning how to make coffee has been a huge help to my life. Others could be learning bigger things like how to network, create an awesome resume, or how to make your sock-bun game strong. Whether it’s something big or small, learning is learning and you can’t beat that.
8. James Bond? No. Sisterly bonds.
Living with your sisters ties such a strong bond between you and everyone you’re living with. You can learn so much about them and all you’re doing is just having lunch together. These are the people you go to when you’re in any type of mood. These are the ones that are there for you at any time of the day. The more bonds you have (and not investment bonds, because those are boring) the more support you have; like the support a bra gives you, but more comfortable.