With every great recruitment season comes the dreaded disaffiliation. We have to say good bye, kind of, to some of our sisters for a while, so they can guide the potential new members (PNMs) to their new homes. This can be hard, because you may not be able to go to the movies with your best friends, or your big may not be able to join you for the weekly fam dinner. Obviously, we are currently very lucky. We can still text, we can still call one another on our way to class or in our free time. Older generations just had to ignore their sisters in the streets and not talk until recruitment is over. It sucks. Your best friends are suddenly unable to walk down the street with you, or really do anything with you.
But, I like to think they pay off is great. At the end of recruitment, you’re reunited. You suddenly no longer take your friendships for granted. And you see the impact your friends had on others. For weeks, they were supporting PNMs. They sat there and cried with them. They guided them. They were a constant positive in the lives of people they didn’t know very well. They did something kind, and unselfish. And yes, it sucks not being able to do your usual BFF things, but your best friends just impacted someone’s life for the better.
Your separation, really was worth it, in the end.
Blog contributed by Lillian Homan.