College can be an immense financial burden on anyone, but luckily my parents can cover most of the costs – except my sorority dues. When my parents presented me with this responsibility, I never once thought to quit; my mind immediately traveled to wonder, “How am I going to stay in Delta Zeta?”. I found my solution. I decided to spend my summer working two jobs to cover my dues for the year.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. When I tell people the reason I work is so I can afford to be in my sorority, they laugh in my face. The only thing I say to them is: it’s worth it.
After moving to Alabama and joining Delta Zeta, I have never been in a better emotional, mental, and physical state. When I look back on this past year and my experiences with Delta Zeta, all I can do is smile. Before college I only had a few friends and I kept to myself; now I am a social butterfly that is involved in anything I can get my hands on. I have grown so much as a person, and I have my sisters to thank for that. Delta Zeta and my sisters have given me endless opportunities to better myself. I am eternally grateful for the gifts I have been given so far, and I cannot wait to make more memories over the next three years.
So, yes, I devoted my whole summer to working long hours. However, it’s all so I can have the best time of my life, with the best girls, in the best sorority. My summer sacrifices will pay off come August; and I cannot wait to return home to Delta Zeta.
-Ashley Kubisztal, PC '16