Out of everyone that I tend to appreciate (and gush over) in my life, I think my siblings are at the lowest of that tier, and today, I want to change that.
So, for those of you who don’t know; I have three absolutely insane, gorgeous and brilliantly infuriating siblings in my life and I love them to pieces (and maybe a little bit beyond that? by shh don’t tell them haha)
I guess I always tend to overlook them because of the cloud of ‘annoying sibling ahead’ blocking my view of how much I truly appreciate them. It’s easy to take for granted how much I need them in my life.
Sure they drive me up multiple walls, hundereds of times a day, in a million different ways (how is it that they know exactly which buttons activate extreme anger mode?) but I guess I wouldn’t even have had the strength to build said walls without them handing over the bricks to me? In other words, I wouldn’t be completely myself without them.
Sometimes I wish they would see themselves the way I see them; I know sound like a total awestruck little sister but honestly, sometimes they amaze me (and that’s not easy to do, believe me haha)
Enter big brother numero uno; passionate, caring and beyond brilliant, makes up the most random jokes in the history of the universe, the best at late night advice and if he ends up on writing a book on his success story someday, I’m going to be the annoying person in the back saying ‘I told you so’ haha
My big brother born second; the most driven and purpose-filled one of the lot, inspires me to strive for excellence and never settle for second best, spontaneous road trips, memory filled cameras, unbridled genius with a shot of much needed tea and birthday ice cream.
And lastly my sassy, savvy and unapologetically scintillating sister who reminds me everyday of what it truly means to be beautiful inside and out, gives me fashion advice (even when I don’t always want it) and is somehow always there for me when I need her, so like a superhero, but in big sister mode (and just
a bit a lot more sarcastic)
Thinking about it now, I suppose alongside practicing deep breathing and lots (and lots) of patience, there’s actually quite a few tidbits of wisdomous (yes, that’s a thing) wisdom I’ve managed to pick up from these humans, who would have thought? (not me, certainly)
I’ve learnt that I need to push myself to prove myself because hard work has the loudest applause. I’ve learnt to never give up on my wildest dreams, but still stay realistic. I’ve learnt that there’s still so much more that I have to learn out there in the great wide world of wild opportunities, silver linings and colorless winters.
They’ve kept me guessing; learning the fine arts of diplomacy, negotiation and unadulterated bribery through chocolate. Sacrificing hours, dredging behind me in libraries, driving me places, reading to me, sneaking conversations well past bedtime and of course educating me amisdt squabbles for insignificant things.
Knowing us, we’d probably agree on world peace and argue over the last piece of pizza (whoever ate it without permission is a disgrace. Truly)
From our mattress surfing the stairs to real life adventures, rain or shine, we’ve been together, and honestly? I’d have it no other way.
This is already so cheesy it could fill up a dip in itself, but I truly am, beyond grateful for them.
If you have any siblings though, I think you’ll understand; it’s a universal role that they must play in being simultaneously the best and most annoying people on the planet. Let me know if you have had any fun experiences with your siblings and what you appreciate most about them in the comments!