When I go home for breaks and explain my current living situation to my family and high school friends, I often get mixed reactions. A lot of them question my sanity and are curious to know how I could possibly stand to live with the same girls I spend 90% of my days with. “Don’t you guys get sick of each other?” is the most common question I get. As this school year quickly comes to an end, I’m glad to say that I can still, honestly answer that question the same way I did when we all first moved in together in September: not even a little. Deciding to live with four other Delta Gammas for my sophomore year of college has been one of the greatest decisions I could have ever made for myself, and there are countless reasons why I could never “get sick” of these girls.
My sisters and I live in a suite in one of the dorms on campus. While it may not be the most luxurious suite-styled housing that BU has to offer, it’s definitely become the homiest place on campus for me, because of the people I live with. Even after long days of school and work, I know that my day will automatically get ten times brighter as soon as I step foot into our common room which, to be honest, looks like it came straight out of a Delta Gamma catalogue. We have a pink DG flag that hangs over our couch, a “Do Good” banner above the TV, and countless anchors that are scattered around the room. Also, you can’t forget about our dear fish George (who we took home after this year’s recruitment and named after DG’s only male initiate, George Banta). But, the reason I can proudly call this small environment my happy little home is because of the empowering, funny, and light-hearted women I’m able to come home to every day. They are the absolute epitome of what Delta Gammas are.
I can always count on Casey to be supportive of all my decisions, while she’s snuggled up in her “comfy clothes” with a mug of tea. Katie will make me laugh until my stomach hurts, just by watching her cry of laughter from her own jokes (which probably weren’t that funny to begin with). Hannah is always willing to help me with literally anything I need, whether it be homework help or just someone to talk to. Elise motivates me to be the best person I can be, because she’s one of the most hardworking and driven people I know. Living with these women has allowed me to grow and better myself, because constantly being around their overwhelming love has made me the happiest version of myself.
So, yes—having multiple closets to raid before a night out is definitely a plus of living with your sisters. But, the amazing experiences and friendships that come out of it are so much more than that. My year of living with Delta Gammas has been nothing but positive and has reminded me of why I am so proud to be a DG. All I can say is that I can’t wait to do it again next year!!!!
~ Amanda Milevoi