The rush saga prelude part 1

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Hey guys, so as promised I'll keep y'all updated on all of my training for rush and how the rush process is gonna go. For those who have no clue what I'm talking about and are reading this entry, hang tight.

To explain rush to everyone who is here, there are four rounds where you basically go and meet girls and talk about rush.

Round 1: this is meet and greet and a lot of sororities will cut you during this round. You are given a T-shirt and expected to dress appropriately.

Round 2: this is the "sisterhood" round where you talk about what it means to be a sister and all that. You are also given a T-shirt for this round.

Round 3: this is the "philanthropy" round where you talk about the charitable contributions that the sorority takes part in. For this you're expected to wear a dress and wedges.

Round 4: this is the "preference round" which is the most formal. From what I understand you're supposed to do a semi-formal if not formal dress with heels. And this is where you sign the MRABA, which basically says that if you bid with a sorority whose preference round you attended, you cannot bid for another.

And yeah. There's a lot of preparation to succeed in this. Especially for someone as dorky as I am. And as well as someone who is not a stick...

So I've decided to walk y'all through my preparations as they happen and tell you all the insane decisions we're making. Because, honestly, I'd really prefer not to talk about rush every hour of the day with everyone. It's a lot and it's consuming my being just a little bit.

Because I'm having to think of hair and makeup and my weight and keeping stress down to make sure I don't break out with acne. And I've been doing pore strips and facial masks and having to use hydrocortisone on my skin and tape my blisters.

That, by the way, is all the cosmetics. I've had to try on dress after dress after dress. And shoes. I've had to try on shoes. We've spent over a thousand in clothes on this. Which just blows my mind. I mean, I've put on what basically constitutes as a corset for your stomach, to try to look as thin as possible.

In terms of personality I've had to groom my social media and archive all the posts that could have anything misconstrued about me. I've also had to research the sororities and prepare my answers to the questions I will be asked, as well as come out with answers for them.

It's...a lot. And when I say all of this I'm trying not to be vain or anything like that. This is actually a lot of stuff outside of my personal wheelhouse. I mean, I'm the history buff who plays Pokémon. I know how to look nice, but it's kind of insane. And you will see what I mean.

Anyways, on to today's stuff.

So today my preparations included learning to walk in heels and dress for extended periods of time. Like, I've been in heels before, but you have to break shoes in.

Anyways, my outfit for the day

Yeah, I know, my hair isn't exactly 10/10, but this was the outfit of the day

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Yeah, I know, my hair isn't exactly 10/10, but this was the outfit of the day.

Those are the heels I planned to wear for round four, but well, you'll see.

Anyways, today I reached out to my friend Janey and she gave me the suggestion that this dress is too long...

In fact, if it's not mid-thigh and above it's too long.

So hah! This dress ain't happening. But that's OK. When we found that out we went shopping for MORE. Yeah, so my round 3 dress is likely going to be a red one with poppy flowers and my round 4 dress is likely to be a black one with a zebra pattern made of white sequins. Oh and by the way, did I mention it kinda makes me look like I'm out clubbing?

Yeah, that's a thing. I'm not comfortable with it yet, but I think once I tame the beast (my own mane of hair), I'll be a bit better.

Anyways, I practiced walking around downtown in them. And like, Robear said my gait was natural and looked good in those shoes so yay! But, I'm going to have to get a new pair of heels for my new dress so boo :(

It was a nice walk around downtown though. I felt like a tourist, since no self respecting Charlestonian would wear heels downtown, but I took some pictures and stuff. 

I went on the Atkins diet at the beginning of the summer and I've lost a lot of weight so I look a lot nicer just in general. And I just want to clarify that doing that was not about rush. It was actually about my breakup that recently happened, and a need to improve myself even more.

But, there's still quite a long way to go. I still have more sorority stuff to do, and I was hoping that y'all, my followers, would follow me through the rest. I've put a lot of time and preparation into it, and I'd like to share that with y'all. Especially if I don't get in.

See, ultimately what I'm seeking through the rush process is a community of women that's a lot like this one. I want people who can teach me to be girly, who I can live with and rely on, and they can rely on me. I want to contribute and help build homecoming  floats. I want to do more with my life. Just like, by being a part of wattpad, I want to do more.

Thanks for reading this article and I hope y'all continue to join me through my journey of the rush process :)



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