As I have mentioned in the past, I am in the sorority and this past week we had a social with fraternity on campus. For those of you who don’t know, when Fraternities and Sororities get together there usually has to be some sort of “theme”. This social was no different.
The theme: End of the World Party.
This social proceeded like any other. In the beginning, everyone socialized like it was a middle school dance, boys socializing only with each other and the girls doing the same. This continued until everyone got sufficiently drunk so that they could blame their resulting actions on “the alcohol”. Dancing, more drinking and yes, some “hooking up” ensued. At midnight, we counted down to “the end of the world” and at the stroke of midnight the boys brought out bottles of champagne, shook them up and sprayed them around the party. I left that night sticky with champagne soaked clothing and hair and genuinely happy after actually having a good time.
After I arrived at my house, I began to think. What if this night had been the end of the world? Would I have done enough? Seen enough? Experienced enough?….. Loved enough?
After some soul searching I began to realize. Yes, I am single but I have a wonderful life. I have amazing friends who have brought me through hell and back standing by my side. I have a family that has been a constant resource of support. I have been loved and I have loved. I have seen and experienced wonderful things that I have been so incredibly lucky to see. I have become a strong woman who can stand on her own two feet. I have an amazing life and not a lot of people can say that.
Then I realized, it is not the end of the world. Even though this party was a silly social whose theme was derived to put everyone who attended off of their “game” in order to get them to do stuff they would not normally do for the fact that “it is the end of the world.”
BUT I got something from it.
I decided that night while washing the champagne out of my hair that I am going to live every day like it is the end of the world. I am going to go out of my way to do new things, meet new people and broaden my horizons. I can do amazing things and will do amazing things. It is time to begin to live my life.