When I was little, I was always told that I would find “my people,” people that thought and acted in similar ways as me. And thanks to Phi Sigma Pi, I did find these like-minded people. While not everyone acts the same or has a similar mentality as me, I still feel like this was the group of people that I was meant to find in college. Plus with every brother that I talk to, all of these different ideas and personalities, have helped me gain new perspectives. So many brothers have taught me about their lives, what they’re going through, how they’re dealing with it all. (Talk about gaining some major life skills!) And whenever people give me a weird look for saying that I’m in an honors fraternity, I can’t help but roll my eyes.
Some people only see the people in PSP as a bunch of nerds, especially due to the word “honors.” But what they fail to realize is that this is far, far more than just scholarship and studying. And while that is important and I have gained some awesome leadership experiences throughout my four semesters in PSP, I feel like I’ve gained much more fellowship experiences. With all of these people and their ginormous hearts, I’ve gained a support system that seems so large that it’s beyond belief. I know that if I were to need help changing a tire, a friend to walk home with, an ear to listen, or even a hug, I have a group of people standing behind me (and me, them!) who are willing to lend a hand.
People always tell you that life is all about timing. “It’ll happen at the right time. Just wait.” And I can say that I full-heartedly agree with that statement. It took me 19 years and a long first semester freshman year, but that second semester I gained a group of people that I can full-heartedly say that I wouldn’t trade at all.