A Little Seersucker Sass

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I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the busiest semester I have ever had.  With Panhellenic and sorority commitments, planning homecoming, and my classes, I barely have time to breath, much less sleep.  I attempt to be in a positive mood, despite my sleep deprivation and the fact that I have given up on having time to fix my hair again until Homecoming is over.  I have become more appreciative of the simplest things – a 15 minute nap, having the door held open for me when my hands are full, a day when I don’t wake up to 10+ text messages, a bowl of ice cream scooped by my roommate. 

Lately, I have felt as though everyone wants to give me advice and attempt to ruin those simple pleasures in life.  One example is my (lack of) relationship status.  I have been seeing someone on & off for almost a year and a half now.  We’re both busy people, so while a lack of time to see each other and communicate is frustrating, I understand why it has to be like that.  I put school first, so why should I expect someone to do anything differently?  However, when I express my excitement over small steps in the relationship to others in my life, I’m not met with a “yay!  that is so great!  I’m glad that you’re happy!”.  It’s more of a “you should push him into a relationship without being pushy” or “I dated someone in the same situation and we made time for each other, so I know that it can work.”  Or when I express a simple frustration of how I wish we could see each other more, I get a “You can do so much better than that.” 

Just today, I made a comment about doing something and someone immediately gave me a suggestion of what to do instead. The ironic part was that it was a situation that they had caused me.  I never asked for advice on the situation, and their comment was definitely not the best solution to the issue.  I was even more frustrated by the whole situation than I was to begin with.

Its human nature to be quick to judge a situation.  However, one of the biggest things that these experiences lately have taught me is to catch myself before I speak on a situation that I’m not a part of, unless I am asked for my opinion.  And even then, I need to remember to present my opinion in the nicest way possible.  I don’t appreciate being told what to do or the ever present “You can do so much better,” so why would I ever tell someone else that?  Our goal should never be to bring people down, but instead to life them up!

I hope everyone is having a good Monday!  Expect a new post soon 🙂

XX,

SS

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Well it has been a very long week, but I will give you all some highlights.

1. I am no longer without a housing assignment!  Woo Hoo!  I will be living with my sorority sisters and couldn’t be happier about that.  I want to enjoy every last minute with them before I enter the dreaded big girl world.  Yikes!  It is hard to imagine what I’m going to do when I’m in law school and know no one, since I’m used to seeing at least 10 sisters a day during the school year.

2. 14 days to bid day!  It seems like the longest 14 days of my life.  Having my little or grandlittle look my direction and not be able to speak to them breaks my heart. 

3. Which leads me to point 3.  Part of my role as a Recruitment Counselor is to work move-in day.  I am not a morning person by any means, so when I found out that I had to be at my university at 5:45 a.m., I was pretty sure this was a sick joke.  But it wasn’t, so I got my self up, and even made it 3 minutes early.  One thing I have really become aware of about myself is the way that I act when I’m in a bad mood.  You could offer me a free trip to anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, and I would still find something to complain about.  This is something I don’t like about myself, so I have been working on it a lot.  To my surpirse, I managed to stay in a positive mood.  When others around me whined, I put a positive spin on things and went about my way.  I made sure all of the girls knew how much they were appreciated, and tried to let them leave and get breakfast diplomatically.  I was pleased with how the day went, but definitely ready to crash afterwards.

4. I had a meeting with my Journey Reunion Group this week and it was just what I needed.  Its nice to spend time with other women who went on a journey to find a deep relationship with Christ.  One of the girls is planning a wedding for next August!  Its just amazing to bond with people who have hearts like mine.

5. One of my best friends is expecting twins! Today she found the most beautiful wedding dress.  Since I couldn’t be there, she sent me pictures.  I am in love with her dress and couldn’t be happier for her.  I am just hoping that she will be able to find the financial means to cover the rest of the $700 dress.

6. I was able to catch up with one of my best friends this week and get sushi!  Since I lived almost an hour away from all of my friends and generally had to close at work on half-price sushi day, this was a treat for me!  Its nice to be able to take a break from such a crazy schedule

7. There was a devastating loss in my hometown this week.  Please keep them in your prayers.  It is devastating when any life is lost, especially someone that is so successful and such an example.

That is basically it.  What have y’all been into this week?  Hope everyone has a great start back to school!

XX,

SS

Its that time of the year again… Back to school!  I don’t know about you, but this is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I can’t even explain how much I love it – the weather, fall fashions, warm Starbucks orders, Recruitment – you name it! 

While packing up to move, I realized I was in a slight conundrum… I have no way of carrying my books!  Every year I use my sorority’s bid day bag as a book bag, but this year since I am a recruitment counselor, I won’t be receiving that until September 9 (trust me, I am counting down the days.) 

Here are my picks for a new bookbag!

1. Lilly Pulitzer Tote

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My cousin bought me a bag similar to this for my 21st birthday!  It is so convenient for carrying books and binders.  A lot of bags make me super nervous because I’m afraid that I’ll ruin them, but this one has been so sturdy.

P.S. – They have matching wallets, phone cases, cell covers, tumblers, etc.  If you’re matchy-matchy like I am, this is perfection!

2. Longchamp Le Pliage

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I picked one of these up while in Vegas last September.  I LOVE it, to say the least.  I am so messy and always running late, so I have a bad habit of carrying food with me and leaving it in my bag.  You can easily wipe off whatever mess you might get on the bag.  I accidentally got some crumbs in there and used the suction tool on my vacuum to clean it out.

P.S. – Check out the Longchamp key chains!  I have one that is to die for.

3. L.L. Bean Monogrammed Backpack

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The classic – an L.L. Bean Monogrammed backpack.  For when you want something a little more functional and a little less cutesy. 

P.S. – They last forever.  I still have my hot pink one from middle school and you better believe I still carry it!

What are your favorite back to school bags?

XX,

SS

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I’m sure by this point we’ve all heard the story of Chicken Little.  A sweet little chicken with a bad case of anxiety who always thinks the sky is falling.  I will never forget when I was having a crisis and venting to my friend Jon, who told me “Slow down, Chicken Little!  The sky isn’t falling yet”  I try to remind myself this in every situation.

I’ve been taking a summer class and I am not a strong math student.  At all.  Like I have no idea how I’ve gotten this far and have gotten through my math classes with A’s and B’s.  I am scheduled to graduate in December, however, if I don’t pass this summer class I will be taking a “victory lap” and graduating in May.  To be completely honest, my brain is exhausted and the only thing getting me through has been the fact that I’ll have a 7 month break before law school.

Well, it turns out I have a C- in the class.  I don’t make C’s, but I just needed a C to pass.  And I was going to take that and be happy with it.  But realizing I hadn’t passed the class put me into some major depression and it seemed like everything kept going downhill.  My housing situation depended on my graduation status (I still don’t know where I’m living.)  I have a chronic illness that decided to act up.  I forgot my best friend’s birthday.  My piece of junk computer crashed.  I was behind on my dues.  I realized that being a Recruitment Counselor meant I wouldn’t be seeing my sisters until September.  I got mad at God because I couldn’t understand why his plan and my plan didn’t match up and I didn’t know why he would want me to be in such distress.

Finally, I came to terms with the fact that I wasn’t graduating on time.  I decided I would take more legal studies classes to fill the extra spaces and try to pick up an internship.  I bonded with my fellow Recruitment Counselors.  I emailed our treasurer and explained the situation.  She was beyond understanding and I even managed to make a payment.  I decided I would get involved with Relay again in the spring, as it is something that is so near and dear to my heart. And I prayed and prayed and prayed.

Today I got an email from my professor allowing me to re-take a take home exam.  Basically, if I can boost my score a little, I will get my C (at least) and graduate on time!  And now that I actually understand how to do the work, I have faith that I can.  I still have no idea where I’m living in the fall, but that will work itself out.  If worse comes to worse I’ll sleep in our chapter room until everything works itself out.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!  And remember, just because its gloomy out, it doesn’t mean the sky is falling!

XOXO,

SS

I have noticed the Friday Favorites trend on other blogs, so I felt like this would be a good post to start off on!

1. Bubble Necklaces

1. Bubble Necklaces

I am OBSESSED with bubble necklaces from J.Crew. I have 2 of these from J.Crew – the turqiouse and the yellow. I am dying to have a pink and a white one, but I am looking for some more afforadble options for those two.
Where have y’all purchased awesome bubble necklaces?

2. Southern Proper “Frat Hat” in Island Green

For those of you that don’t know, I am also obsessed with Southern Proper.  I absolutely adore the local fratty brands store in my area, and I fell in love with this hat immediately.  I already have the salmon, but this green is just so bright.  The picture does not do it justice.  Beware – the beau in your life may try to steal it!  I know my little brother has already claimed mine and is wearing it as we speak!

3. Treat Receipts!

It’s treat receipt time at Starbucks, which is great for addicts like me! Buy a drink in the morning, and then return after 2 p.m. for a grande frozen drink for only $2.00!  Can’t beat that!

What are your Friday Favorites?  Are they the same as mine? Leave me a comment and let me know!

XX,

Seersucker Sass

After lots of tweets about it, I finally started a blog!  I’m excited to have a way to share things without a 140 count limit.  I’m still trying to figure things out, so bear with me because I know the site looks rough right now.  Haha.  I promise that it will get better : )
What are some things that you would like to see me post about in the future?  I plan on doing fashion, beauty, recruitment tips, crafts, and things of that nature.  I would also LOVE to have some guest bloggers, so if anyone is interested, let me know!!  I’m hoping the site will eventually have some giveaways by the time Christmas rolls around.
Y’all are the best followers ever & I love y’all so much!  Have a happy weekend : )
xx,
Seersucker Sass
p.s. – i don’t know why it won’t let me put spaces betweent the paragraphs.  Sorry, I know its annoying.

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