You mean the world to me, and I hope you know that. I want nothing less than the world for you, and I know that you’re strong enough, smart enough, and driven enough to take it.
17. I wish that your heart never hurts.
However, I know that it will. I will be by your side when it does, though, and you will survive it.
16. I wish that you will give back to our sisterhood as much as it has given you.
Take on leadership roles, attend every event you can, spend time just sitting with your sisters. Every opportunity to create special bonds with the girls in our chapter should be taken.
15. I wish that you will sometimes be irresponsible.
Go out on a Wednesday. Stay up till 3 AM before an early morning class for no good reason. Buy that shirt that’s a tiny bit out of your price range. Don’t do this every day, obviously, but occasionally it’s fun to break the rules.
14. I wish that you will wear your letters with pride.
One of my favorite quotes about Greek Life is this: “When your letters are in front of you, you know your sisters are behind you.” I hope you never forget this.
Big-little relationships are probably the most important ones you’ll have in college. That’s not to say I don’t believe in love, rather I believe in sisterhood more at this point in my life. Not only are they important, but the weeks leading up to them are so exciting. You spend all summer (and all your money) on crafts for this sweet addition to the fam. All you’re waiting for now is to know her name so you can slap a bunch of monograms on it. You meet the new pledge class, you try out a few girls, before finding THE ONE. You’re so sure that she would be your perfect little, and you’re pretty sure she feels the same. You send in your vote to the New Member Moms, and start getting excited/anxious.
The day finally comes when you race to the house to get that piece of paper with her name, and a bunch of little facts about her like her favorite colors, candy, room scheme, and more. You excitedly rip open the envelope, almost ripping that precious piece of paper, and open it only to see a name that you don’t recognize. You didn’t meet her in the weeks prior, in fact you had no idea who she was. Naturally you go home to Facebook creep, but not before getting really upset that it wasn’t who you thought.
6. Who is she?
Some people meet their future Big during recruitment or at events that come later. Honestly, I had met my Big Diamond once before and it was because she asked me to coffee. All I knew about her was that she was a sister, and a junior. It wasn’t until after the coffee date did I actually know more about her.
5. Do we have anything in common?
I had heard horror stories of Bigs/Littles not getting along simply because they don’t have anything in common. It’s a normal thing to worry about whether or not you will have things in common.