As I prepare finish my undergrad career between countless papers, capstone projects, and trying to figure out what my life is about to become, the thought of leaving you is what stresses me out the most. You are the perfect extension of me almost like you’re a gift that I am leaving to our sorority.
You have made me so proud to call you my little sister because of the incredible woman you have become. I am so honored to have someone that looks up to me the way you do. From late night talks where we shamelessly indulged in too much cookie dough, to always matching our outfits wherever we go, you’ve always been the one I can count on. I’ve helped you transform into a leader and you’ve made sure I know when to take life a little less seriously. As you continue to grow within our sorority, remember that I am always with you. I will always support you and I will always be cheering you on from the sidelines. I am your big sister, a role that’s mine to keep for life. As you continue to take on the challenges of college without me there by your side, know that I have faith in your ability to conquer even the greatest task on your own. I’ve seen you at your best and at your worst, just like you’ve seen me at mine. I know I’m always supposed to have myself together and be composed but the truth is, I’m scared. I’m scared of what will happen the moment I walk across that stage and accept my diploma. We always say nothing will ever change but in reality, will that actually happen? I’m scared that you’ll find someone to replace me, a different mentor who will take on my responsibility once I leave. Someone cooler (probably not possible), younger, and more fun than your big who has to live and breathe her career. Like, what happens when you need me at one o’clock in the morning and I’m 300 miles away instead of just a short drive from you? Or, when you get asked to a fraternity formal and for the first time we won’t be going together with a big bro/little bro duo as a package deal?
The answer is as simple as this. I may not be around the corner but I am only a phone call away. If you need me, I will be there no questions asked. From across the state or across the country, I will be there. I vow to keep you as one of my most important priorities. I vow to make sure we’re prepared for the change that is about to come because preparing ourselves is the best way to tackle this obstacle put in our path. I vow to always be the voice of reason and encouragement in your life as long as you promise to do the same for me. I vow to be that alum that always goes to as many events as she possibly can. When you expand our family line, I vow to encourage you and love our new additions endlessly. This is not going to be easy, little, but it will all be worth it. So, let’s make the most of the time we have left together before I have to officially perfect this thing called “adulting”.
Love you always,