I have spent years trying to forget high school. The petty fights, the drama, the gossip, the rumors. I wanted to forget everyone and move on and move away. Why anyone stayed in their hometown for anything was beyond me. The worst time I had was when all my friends got a ride for lunch, but told me there wasn’t enough room in the car so I had to stay behind and eat lunch by myself.
I knew college would be different. It had to be different. I was determined to make sure I would never get left behind again and that I would never leave anyone else behind. When I was first introduced to Greek life, I was unsure. I knew I could be instantly connected with new friends who had similar interests, but didn’t want to be a part of another big group where I could potentially be left out.
But if my goal was to get out there and make new friends, I thought I should pledge and see what happened. I studied all the sororities by going to as many parties as I could. The upside was I met more people than I could have imagined. People who had the same interests and were actually genuine people. It was also how I met Larry. All my friends made fun of his name until they met and fell in love with him too. I just didn’t realize how he had me fooled until it was too late.