The Darling Nomadess: Light Up My Life

Monday, April 28, 2014

Light Up My Life

This weekend was one for the lists. It was probably one of my favorite weekends of college, ever, as it was also my last. It was an emotional roller coaster of a weekend but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Graduation is less than two weeks away and I'm feeling very bittersweet about it right now. Ashland University has become my home for the past 4 years and I'm going to miss it dearly. While I won't be missing class so much, I will be missing the friends I have made over the years and praying that I keep in touch with them. 

Anyways, the weekend kicked off on Thursday night. The seniors in my sorority had our Wills Night. This is where we "will" down items that we want to pass down to younger members of the chapter. Before we went to the "ceremony," seniors celebrated at the local half price margarita night.

Friday night was Alpha Phi's formal! My very last formal could not have been better! Our chapter really makes it special for the seniors, complete with senior superlatives (I won the Nomad Award because I'm not in the same place for more than like...five minutes) and my littles Emily and Emma wrote me beautiful letters. Of all the fraternity and sorority formals I've been to in the past 4 years, this was my absolute favorite. 

My Alpha Phi and Phi Kappa Psi family is so huge and beautiful! Christian and I are definitely leaving a legacy at Ashland. 

Of course, Rachael and I had to get a pic! 

The weekend ended with my last sorority meeting. It was incredibly emotional because it was basically a big heart-to-heart sesh with 80+ women. It was amazing and I feel so honored to have so many amazing women in my life. After the meeting, we lit paper lanterns. I'm so glad I was able to share that moment with my little Emily, Grandlittle Chelsea, Great-Grandlittle Hannah, and two of my favorite younger sisters Haley and Megan. It was just a gorgeous night and I have never felt so loved in my life. 

(Photo credit to my friend Sara!) 

Alpha Phi has truly lit up my life with beautiful friendships and memories. While I'm not quite ready to move on from my collegiate years of Alpha Phi, I am excited for all the opportunities that this organization will continue to present through out my life. I can't wait to be an advisor one day!

With Love,

Linking up with The Rachael Way and Coming Up Roses


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! Love the picture of you and Rachael!

  2. Glad you're going out with a bang! Heartfelt letters are just the best.

  3. Looks like a fun weekend! Makes me want to dress up. :) Happy Graduation!

  4. Graduating college is bittersweet. I remember these feelings! Congratulations!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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