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Posted On: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:23 AM, by Justine Rosenberg
With some of my favorite Thetas!
Some time ago, I heard the saying "There are no strangers, just friends you haven't met yet," and although I thought I understood what it meant at the time, I realize now that my experience as an ELC has completely changed what that saying means to me. As my first semester as a full-time traveling ELC comes to a close, it is amazing for me to think about all of the wonderful people I've met throughout my time on the road.

First and foremost, are the collegians - the wonderful women that I meet on my visits. I travel from university to university hoping to inspire them and make their chapter a little better by being there to support them. But, by the time I'm headed back to the airport, I often find myself inspired, just hoping that somehow I touched them even a percentage of how much they touched me.

Next, are the amazing alumnae. Whether it is chapter advisors who have opened their homes to me, or alumna that have traveled from sometimes even states away to take me dinner, there have been many times that I found myself feeling so comfortable and having such wonderful conversations that I literally had to convince myself we had only known each other a few hours.

So, by the time I get to thinking about all of the outstanding district team members, Grand Council members, headquarters staff, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation and countless other volunteers I've met along the way, I cannot help but feel overwhelmingly blessed to have been given this job.

And of course, there is one final bunch that I must mention whenever I attempt to sum up the impact this experience has had on me - my fellow ELCs. It is almost impossible to say how much these women have come to mean to me along this journey, but I know, amongst all of the remarkable things that I will take with me from my time as an ELC, they are ten of my favorites.

Consequently, it turns out the saying is even truer than I thought. It is not until you are in a place you have never been, surrounded by people you have never met, and somehow still feel so "at home" that you truly realize there are no strangers, only friends: and if you're really lucky, sisters.

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