A Letter To My Big, Thank You For Inspiring Me To Be The Best Person I Can Be

A Letter To My Big, Thank You For Inspiring Me To Be The Best Person I Can Be

I am so grateful for all of the memories we have made.
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To my big, Julia,

My freshman year is coming to a close, and needless to say I'm well on my way out of the "new member" phase of Delta Gamma. It is understandable that anything new in life can be daunting, but walking into recruitment rounds knowing absolutely nothing about the rush process was intimidating on an entirely new level. Yet, I will never forget sitting down with you during the very first round, as we realized how much we truly had in common.

Aside from the fact that we were in the same lyric writing class, we shared more than I would have ever imagined. I was so inspired by your love of music, and our conversations had such a natural flow, making my comfort levels rise instantaneously. It was after these rounds that you and I began sitting next to each other during class, and our post-Farina talks allowed me to learn so much more about you.

I was thrilled to become so close to an older member in such a short period of time, and when the day of DG's big-little reveal finally approached, I was ecstatic to find out that you were my big. I am so grateful for all of the memories we have made, though my favorite by far was the night that we went to the yacht party.

You have taught me so much-not only about how to be the best DG that I can be, but also how to be the best person that I can.

You encourage me to do what makes me happy, and your friendship is something that I will value for life. As your little, I am proud to watch you grow and pursue your passions, and I am behind you every step of the way. Thank you for all you have done, and I am so excited for the adventures that await us these next two years!

With love from your little,

Gina


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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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Being The Last Friend To Turn 21 Isn't ALL Bad

All your friends have turned 21, but that is okay

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You may think being the last one out of your friend group to turn twenty-one is the worst thing in the world, but in all honesty, it doesn't have to be. One of the biggest perks is that everyone of your friends can go out to the bars with you on your birthday. All the people who turn twenty-one first have to wait for people to be able to go out with them, but you get to celebrate your birthday with all of your friends.

Another huge reason you should feel okay with being last to turn twenty-one is thinking about all the money you are saving. The bars are expensive. When you don't go to the bars you are saving so much money because an average bar drink is about seven dollars. This being said seven dollars multiple times a night, multiple nights a week really adds up, so you are going to have to budget your money better.

You don't have to be the one to buy alcohol for everyone else. Having a ton of people ask you to buy them alcohol must get annoying at a point, and if you're the youngest out of your friends, no one will be asking you to do liquor store runs for them because they can all go already for themselves.

The biggest reason is that you can enjoy being young. You should still continue to enjoy going to house parties and just being able to hang out with friends without having to go to the bars. Spend these months before you turn twenty-one just being able to enjoy life without feeling obligated to go out to the bars all the time. You have a great excuse when you don't want to drink on a weekday to just stay in. This being said it will be your turn to turn twenty-one soon.

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