To My Future Little

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Dear Future Little,

You don’t know me yet, but when the universe finally brings us together I will be the over-eager sister you didn’t know you had. I really believe that we are meant to find each other; I can’t wait to talk to you for the first time at recruitment, all the while knowing the amazing journey that you are about to embark on.

Getting a big was definitely one of the highlights of my candidacy period. I don’t have any biological sisters, so being introduced to my new family of sisters was amazing. I love my big so much; getting to know her over the past year has been great and I know she will always be there for me.



I want you to know that you can come to me with anything. Even though crying makes me even more awkward than usual (who knew that was possible), I will show up at your dorm ready to listen with a tub of ice cream and a big (haha get it?) hug when you’re down.

When you’re stressing over a test the next day and are buried in studying, I will show up with lots of coffee and we’ll sleep over in the library together.

And when you ace that test, we’ll go out for dinner and celebrate.

I will always show up for you.


With my big at my sister initiation last year

I really believe in honoring the little things in life and I want you to know that, wherever you go and whatever you do, you are valued. Nothing you do will be insignificant to me; I have so much pride for you already. I can just imagine all of the “my little > yours” statuses I will post to brag about you 😉 .

I’ve been pinning all the crafts I want to make for you and bookmarking all the matching shirts I need to narrow down to get for us since I first became a sister myself, but I also want you to know that I’m not in this just for all of the cute pictures we’re going to take. I want to be a big because I want to connect with and be there for you. I take my sorority family seriously because they’ve been such a blessing in my life.

I won’t just be your big. I’ll be your cheerleader, your friend, your ride home, and, most importantly, your sister.


Candidacy is hard. We’ve all been there. It’s a lot of work, but it’s so worth it because it shows your dedication to the sisterhood you want to join. Looking back on it, it really makes you appreciate what you get to be a part of once you finally become a sister. As your big, it will be my job to help you through it and see you through the end of candidacy, to sister initiation, and beyond.

I’m not here for one semester. I’m not even here for two. You and me? We’re lifelong.

I won’t love you because you’ll be my little. I’ll love you because you’ll be you.

I can’t wait to meet you!


Your Future Big


~What do you want your big/little to know?

This is the second installment in my sorority series. Check out my first post, How I’m Breaking the Sorority Stereotype


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  • To be honest, I know absolutely NOTHING about sororities (my teeny tiny college didn’t have greek life at all!) but I think this is such a sweet letter and I know your little, whoever she may be, is going to be very lucky to have you <3 When you meet, you should present this to her! 🙂

    • Amanda Reigel

      Thank you so much! I love the idea of giving it to her when we finally meet, I’m definitely going to do that <3