Aviator Jacket + My Honest ThoughtsThis may be the hardest post yet for me to write. For 29 years…
I have had the pleasure of being a big sister. When we were little our dad built us a stage and a two story playhouse in our backyard where we would have fashion shows and put on plays all the time. As the years progressed and the teenage years set in, I just wanted to be out and about with my friends all the time. Eventhough we are only a couple years apart, to a teenager that feels like forever and despite Chelsey’s best efforts to hang out with me I didn’t give her the time of day (she was kind of a brat, or so I thought). Fast forward a bit to when I moved away for college when I was 17, I left her to deal with a lot of tension at home with her starting high school, our parents divorce, and her stress-filled competitive cheerleading. She was forced to grow up a lot faster than I was and those heavy adult responsibilities crept in prematurely for her, but she stood fast and eventually developed into the woman whose ready to take a big chance in Manhattan.
My relationship with my sister can’t be easily summed up in a couple paragraphs, but I can honestly say we have bonded on a level that is more special than any friendship you can possibly have. We have not lived further than 20 minutes apart and we see each other at least every other day (not counting FaceTime). Looking back on our 29 years together, I feel I took some of our precious time for granted and with her courageous decision to move to the Big Apple, 18 hours away, I’m only going to see her every couple months (so crying right now). For the short term my life is about to change drastically without seeing my sister every day, but thankfully there is consolation in FaceTime, an understanding husband, and sky miles! Chelsey, you are going to totally rock it up there and I can not wait to see where this journey not only takes you but NNB as well.
XX – Jocelyn
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