To The Sorority Girl Who Is About To Get Her Big

To The Sorority Girl Who Is About To Get Her Big

Get ready to fall in love with your sorority even more!

Bid Day was just merely a few weeks ago and your stomach may already be filled with butterflies once more. The day for Big/Little reveal is finally here.

Multiple days of constant wonder (and potential nerves) have all lead up to this moment. Maybe you already have a few ideas as to who your Big could be. Perhaps your dorm room was adorned with multiple gifts: block letters of your sorority painted by your Big, decorated canvas with your chapter motto on it to put up on your walls, and maybe even your first t-shirt with your sorority letters on it.

Maybe your Big left you a few letters, expressing how excited she is to finally reveal who she is. And guess what? That day is finally here, and it is by far one of the most exciting nights you’ll experience.

The bond you’re about to have with your Big is like no other. Not only will she be the one to show you the ropes of the sorority and make you fall in love with your sorority even more, but she’ll become your new best friend. She'll encourage you to pursue leadership positions and cheer you on the morning before a big test.

She’ll be the one you text late at night when you’re having boy drama or the one you vent to whenever you have so much work piled up for the week. She’ll be the one to tell you to take a break from studying and take you out on a quick trip to the mall—because she knows your mind desperately needs a break from homework.

People may roll their eyes upon seeing the matching “Big” and “Little” stickers on your laptops or the matching shirts you have. It might drive them crazy when you constantly refer to your Big or even your sorority family in conversation, but that’s okay. They just simply don’t understand. No one could possibly understand the bond you have.

So, get ready to learn who your Big is! The memories you’re about to make together will truly make your sorority experience even better, I promise. And if your Big is similar to my Big, you’ll have the best Big in the world!

Enjoy every minute of Big/Little reveal—next year, you may even be on the other side of it.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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A Poem: My Mother

In honor of Mother's Day, that was on the 12th, here is a poem dedicated to my mother.


To the only person who can be my mentor, friend, and leader at the same time

To someone who would make me read my own books before bedtime

And puts everything down to make sure there is a smile on my face

To the person that I find impossible to ever replace.

Somehow you are always right even when it seems wrong

And when the worst does happen, how do you still manage to stay so strong?

I'm not only impressed but inspired by you

Knowing that somehow you'll always know me better than I do.

When I'm frustrated and annoy you, you simply try to understand me

Because you have always told me that even when you can't understand, plain acceptance is the key

You have listened to all my laughs, heard me cry, and felt my emotions like they were your own

You are the only reason I am joyous and the security I need to know that I am never alone.

To the only person who has truly taught me how to live

And watched me grow and make mistakes yet still knows how to forgive

Because that's who she is, certainly not like any other

There are many women but none like my own mother.

Happy Mother's Day!

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