Hey big! So you know how much I love you and I tell you all the time how much you mean to me. But there is so much more that I don’t let you know every day or maybe I have not told you at all.
See, going through recruitment I felt like such a small fish in this mega pond. They said to trust the process and that is what I truly did because I knew I would end up where I was meant to be. I can say going through recruitment my sophomore year was a little different because I did have friends on the other side in almost every single room, which made it kind of hard on me. But this is where I had to trust my gut feeling.
You see, when I opened my envelope I felt some sort of emotion come over me almost like “is this real?” Then that is when everyone started running so you know that means I had to run too. It may sound cliché to say but when I was running home, I actually felt like I was running home. Everyone was so welcoming and happy to have me there.
I did not go to bid day trying to find my “big” but that is honestly what happened. We never even talked during recruitment, you were actually a Pi Chi so I never got the chance to even meet you until that night. I don’t know what is was but we just clicked, that also sounds a little weird but you understand what I am saying.
I was actually friends with your best friend and like a week or so later is when I told her that I would want you as my big and that is where it all started. We went on little cute lunch dates and all, you even came to one of my programs (you are a real one for that by the way).
Then came Big/Little Week which was the most stressful week of my entire life! You even lied to me for a whole week and fooled me so bad to when it was time for reveal, I almost cried. But you did great on that because I hate crying so. Ever since then we have been unstoppable and inseparable, like taking on executive positions this year.
You have listened to me rant about the weirdest topics and some awful guys in my life. But you have also pushed me to do things outside my comfort zone and grow as an individual. You see so much potential in me that I do not see in myself and I am so thankful to have you in my life. You give me advice whether I want to hear it or not. You make me see other sides to stories so I can make the right decision. You have made me a better person than I was back in September.
I’ve tried to explain to people who do not understand Greek Life what a big is, but the main thing I can say is that… you are my biggest supporter. I could be doing something very stupid and you will still support me, yet you will tell me that this is not the best decision and I will regret it soon, but you are always there.
I’ve never connected with someone so fast like I did with you big. You truly are one of my best friends. I know I can be a lot to handle at times, but you never give up on me. I love you so much.