"My first year of college, I only had one good friend, who wasn’t able to return to school the next year because she lost her scholarship. If she hadn’t left, I don’t think I would have ever joined a sorority my second year of college (I had always been somewhat interested in joining a sorority, but i wouldn’t have actually gone for it had i not felt so alone without my friend at school).
Fast-forward to the summer before my last year of college. I went with my big to New York City over the weekend for a dub step show with some of her friends. My big and I both love electronic music, and we bonded the most over dub step. It was one of the huge reasons why we got to know each other and why she became my big. One of these friends happened to be a guy who I met once my freshman year at a party. My big knew him through Greek life, but he left the school before I joined (coincidentally he also left because he lost his scholarship).
We were reconnected that weekend in New York City, and then we hung out at a few music festivals after that. We’ve now been dating for eight months, and although that may not sound long, I’m the happiest I have ever been and have a good feeling about the future of our relationship. So thank you to Greek life and dub step. We always thank my big because without her we probably would not be together, but I realize that it goes back to my friend having to leave school, which is bittersweet."