That can be a tough pill to swallow. That happened to me the first year I took a little. I went in with an open mind though, because I believe that every girl deserves this experience. So, I was going to give it my all. The days leading up to reveal, I went above and beyond in her gifts. I wrote her nice little notes of encouragement for the week, filled with excitement for the actual reveal. Finally, that day came. I set myself up on the horseshoe, wearing a shirt that matched the one I gave her. Half an hour later, she finally got to meet me. I’ll admit, it was strange at first. We literally knew nothing about one another, but that just meant we would have plenty to talk about over dinner. She was three years older than me, and was also engaged. I panicked. How the hell could I relate to that? I was still relying on someone else’s ID, and couldn’t even fathom spending the rest of my life with someone else. Okay, what else could be that different?
We had completely opposite tastes in music. She commuted to school from a town 45 minutes (!!!!!!) away. She didn’t know who Lilly was. She also expressed a distaste for Norts. Even more panicking ensued. So, I reached out to the New Member Mom and just asked her WHY she paired us, because for the life of me I could not figure it out. Surely there were people who could level with her better than I. Her response was short and simple, “We think that you two could learn a great deal from one another”. Ugh. Well, guess I better get to learning then.