If you did not get the chance to hear it in person, here it is, raw and uncut 😉
Wanted to have it somewhere I knew I wouldn’t lose it.
My name is Megan lucky, I’m in the fall 14 pledge class some of you know me, some of you don’t. I would like to be 100% honest and candid in this letter. I’m not gonna pretend I’m like the best sorority girl ever because I am definitely not, I absolutely complained about coming to literally every single chapter, and a brick is probably more involved than I am. But anyways, I came into Greek life extremely skeptical and basically pushed into it by my mother. I had no idea what to expect coming into rush and was taken aback at how serious it was. Fortunately, I had a relatively good rush experience and had a tough decision to make pref night. As some of you know my grandma was an alpha chi, at the school, it was founded way back when. She died of Parkinson’s a couple years ago, and I’m pretty sure some of her last words to me were alpha chi. As she got older and her disease took over her, she could hardly speak or remember anything, but if there was one thing she always knew, that I was an alpha chi. It was such a huge part of her life and it meant so much to her and I always wondered how and why. Now I know the answer to both. I could not have asked for a better group of people to come home to. I am so sorry that I can’t get to know each and every one of you and I’m sorry I did not try harder to do that before graduating, but every time I talk to any of you I am floored by how easily I can connect instantly and by how you are all unique individuals with so much to offer. I am not trying to be sappy but as I sit here and write this letter I want to make sure I don’t leave anything left unsaid. As my time at this school comes to an end I have been able to look back at all the memories I made with all of you and all the people I have met along the way. My life has been forever changed thanks to the girls sitting here in this room.
As I have gotten older, I have come to understand that some of the things I have long believed are not as they seem. I misunderstood the level of importance that my relationships and friendships would have in my life, and I always thought life was about reveling in the moment, achieving great things and chasing happiness at all costs. I don’t necessarily believe these things not to be true, but I have realized that life is more than that. Yes, the good moments make life great, but the bad moments make life worth living. In those bad moments is when you are truly able to appreciate what is important, discover yourself and your resiliency, and connect with people like you never thought you could. There Is beauty in even the darkest moments of our lives. Maddie, you were the first person I talked to when my grandma passed away and it was the first real loss I had ever experienced. It’s like you knew exactly what to say to make me feel cared for and understood. You were there for me when I needed you the most. Christine- when I found out jack cheated on me you listened to me, empathized with me and gave me more comfort than you will ever know. Having your shoulder to cry on was what got me through one of the most painful nights of my life. And to my OG crew/deepthroaters Meredith Morgan Jmac Dev Gil Alison Vic and all of you guys who always makes me feel hot and cared for and showers me with love and laughter every time I see you. I don’t think you know how much it means to me. These moments and feelings are what make up our lives. It’s the people who care more about you than their Instagram feed who are willing to show some PDA to make you smile on your birthday. It’s the people who come to your side in your time of need to make you smile and let you cry to them. When people do things for you for solely your benefit, keep them around. This chapter is full of girls like that. It is the bad times that the good people and the good things make themselves known to you in a stronger sense than ever before. If that makes any sense. It makes you appreciate the good moments even more, and I’m so grateful for this. To the girls in this room who have more time left here than me, please cherish each other while you are a walk down the hall or a 5 minute drive away, because even though I know I’ll have my friends forever I know we are all going to be all over the world fulfilling our dreams in different places. So this is my thank you letter, to all the girls here that touched my life whether you know it or not. Here’s to the best friends I’ve made and the pleasant surprises that entered my life at exactly the right time.
Dani- I’m sorry I didn’t get to know you sooner. I’m sorry we had like an hour-long conversation in class and I didn’t realize you were an alpha chi until the very end.. even though you were wearing an axo t-shirt. You ask me how I’m doing every time you see me and always jump at the chance to help me feel better. Your drive and attitude are going to carry you anywhere you want it to in life, and I’m excited to be a part of that journey, even though I’m leaving you.
Leah- thank you for sticking by me the last four years, tolerating all my stupid questions in class, being the cutest drunk ever, keeping me in line, knowing just what to say to make me laugh, dragging me out of my room, and being the best friend a girl could ask for but most importantly thanks for fucking up our chances at a championship in flag football last year when you played one time and threw an interception and lost us the game. Or that time you made me play volleyball even tho I was by far the worst on the team away more of a disturbance than an asset, after all, I did get the nickname noodle arms from playing volleyball. I can’t wait to see what awesome job you’ll end up with because I know you are going to go so far in this career.
Issy- As soon as you walked through the doors of the axo house I fell in love with you. We connected suddenly and Kelsey had to drag me away from you to leave the house. I watched you come back each round dying for you to be an alpha chi when I saw you on bid day I screamed and practically cried because I was so excited to be your sister. I feel like a proud mom watching you be so involved and bringing people together by the sheer nature of who you are. I love watching you excel in this environment and am inspired by you every day. Hopefully, someday we can grab mr.padthai together when I come visit you back in Aussie. Even though we’ve already established that you’re a better American than I am and I’m a better Australian than you are, so I’ll take you to the outback instead 😉
Christine – again, I cant tell you enough how lucky I am to have you as my little, roommate and best friend. You’ve watched my life unravel and have helped put the pieces back together. You are hands down one of the best listeners I know and put so much thought into all that you do. Thanks for being my rush crush and letting me drag you around everywhere with me these past few years. You help make me the best version of myself and I know that no matter what happens you’ll have my back always. I can’t wait to be old women laughing at all the stupid shit we did while we were here. Thank you for the countless memories we’ve already made and thanks for the future ones that I know are yet to come.
Maddie- oh Maddie Maddie Maddie, my nugget, my twin, my soul sister. Fate (aka Taylor) brought us together four years ago in the infamous Granby 305. Each year we have gotten closer and yet you’ve never stopped giving me the courage to live life without fear and stand up for myself and what I believe in. I without a doubt could not have gotten through college without you. Everyone needs a Maddie in their lives because you bring sunshine to everyone that you meet, and have such a gift of compassion that must be shared with the world. You have gotten me through the moments where I felt the most alone and have always been someone I know I can come to with anything at all.
To Laura (even though you dropped you deserve a shout out) and Becca and Erin, and slembo and Rebecka, and everyone who is a part of my life that I didn’t mention. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me the time of day.
I’ve been wanting to write this letter for as long as I can remember, and with all the ups and downs in my life this past semester each and every one of you has shown me such compassion and I could not leave here after graduation without getting these things off my chest. You all mean so much to me because you’ve given me the ability to be the real strong woman I’ve always wanted to be.
Please don’t ever make the mistake of thinking you are a burden or that your problems don’t matter. Lean on each other that’s what this sorority is for. And just know that you are never alone. You have a support system of like 400 girls and I’m sure any one of them would rush to your side if they knew you needed it, and to those stupid boys who’ll break your heart, don’t settle, know your worth and understand that everyone comes into your life for a reason whether it’s to stay in it forever or teach you a lesson. For Those mistakes that you think are irreversible, it will be ok and so will you. Never forget how valuable you are and how much you mean to the people around you.
My last piece of wisdom is you’re not gonna look back and remember that night you stayed in and got a good nights sleep, so go out, make memories and friends and live the life you want.
So thank you for bearing with me being the emotional senior with only a few weeks left. Thank you all for being my biggest support system and loving me no matter what.
I know this next chapter of my life is going to be exciting and scary and I can’t bear the thought of not being able to see you guys whenever I want. I’m gonna miss the shit out of all of you. So please stay in touch and reach out if any of you need anything at all. And while I’m so so sad to be leaving all of you, I can’t wait to come back and bother everyone with my insatiable need for attention. So without further ado. Thank you for the best four years’ alpha chi, thank you for giving me a home