Bonding With My Sisters

Hello everyone! I would like to talk about something very close to me, my sorority, Theta Gamma Pi. I rushed last semester and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. As a Theta, I believe in loyalty to my sisterhood, leadership and service, as well as embracing and acknowledging diversity. Being surrounded by other strong women who value these same beliefs makes me a stronger and better person. Getting to know each one of my sisters has been such a blessing.

I love being able to spend time with my sisters! Last Friday, I went with my sorority to go camping at Warren Dunes campgrounds in Sawyer, MI. It was my first time camping, so I wasn’t sure if I would be all that comfortable sleeping in a tent with 11 other girls. Turns out though, I had the best time! We were all able to fit in one big tent with no problems. That left for us to bond even closer by playing fun games and sharing stories. We did the usual camping traditions, like starting a fire and eating s’mores too!

Our awesome fire perfect for roasting s'mores!
Our awesome fire perfect for roasting s’mores!

The next day, we spent most of the morning packing up our tent and of course, eating breakfast! We decided to check out of the campgrounds a little early and head over to the beach that was about 10 minutes away. I wanted to climb the huge sand mountain, but ended up turning right back around! I spent most of the time in the water, which was freezing cold, but after jumping right in it felt like nothing 🙂

The sand mountain I decided NOT to climb.
The sand mountain I decided NOT to climb.

As if my weekend couldn’t get any busier, after leaving the beach and arriving back in Holland, a few of my sisters wanted to go apple picking! If you have never tried Crane’s apple cider doughnuts, you are truly missing out. I did not know Crane’s actually had an apple orchard and was excited to go see for myself. When we got there, we had made it just in time because it was 10 minutes before closing. I have never picked so many apples that fast before! In the end, i had about 8 lbs worth of apples and only paid $8! If you ever have the chance to go apple picking, GO.

My beautiful sisters and I.
My beautiful sisters and I.
All of the apples I picked!
All of the apples I picked!

I know there are a lot of pictures in this latest post, but I will have to end with just one more. I have way too many beach photos on my iPod, but I can’t help myself. Holland beaches are just too pretty. So, here is one of my favorites I took from my fun-filled weekend. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea.”  ― E.E. Cummings
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
― E.E. Cummings

Published by Marisela Meraz

Hello! My name is Marisela, but everyone knows me by Mari. I am a senior at Hope majoring in English with an emphasis on writing and minoring in French. I am also part of the Theta Gamma Pi Sorority on campus. In my free time, I enjoy baking, taking photos, watching Netflix, and making music playlists for my friends. I am so excited to share my Hope experiences with you all!

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