Over the last 9 months my little sister has been away in Australia and today is the day that I get her back in my life. I am beyond excited.
A lot of people have asked over the last 9 months if I had missed her and obviously I have but it felt so normal being away from her. I spent 3 years at university which meant I only really saw her every 3 months or so as I never went home. So in a way I was used to not really seeing her much, I had got used to that over a period of 3 years. So I guess the answer to that question is I have missed her but I’m used to her not being there so I just get on with life. Also she is literally a phone call, face time or text away if I wanted to talk to her.
Me and my sister have a relationship which i cherish so much. I am very lucky to have a sister who I get on with so well, who wants to spend time with me as well as being my best friend. In the 19 years my sister has been alive, I think we’ve probably had about 20 arguments and they all happened at certain stage of our lives. Okay there was probably more than that but the point I’m getting at is that we never really argue and its because we know each other so so well.
When I was younger, me and my sister went to a school which we had to be driven to and there wasn’t any way to get home without being driven which meant that i had to pre plan everything. If I wanted to go over a friends house after school, it would have to be planned out in advance as I have to be picked up, my sister would have to be picked up at some point. I also couldn’t hang out with friends after school and just walk to their houses as I live in a village which is fully of grannies so to cut a long story short. We never really got the opportunity to hang out with friends after school so we kind of became our own friends. We didn’t know any kids in our village to go out a play with so we just hung out together. To be honest, I think that is one of the reasons we are so close. We spent so much time together and made fun together. For example, making stew in the garden out of mud, grass, sticks, chicken feed, basically anything we could find. We also made mud pies, I mean who didn’t do that as a child. One of my favourite memories of us playing in the garden was when we built ourselves a see saw out of a mill crate and a plank of wood. Honestly endless amounts of fun with that. There are so many more things we did as children but we hung out a lot and its made us into 2 girls who could spend every day with each other and we still have a good time.
Now that we’re older we can go out and do things together as best friends. I have some of the most amazing friends at this moment in my life and I feel very lucky as it’s never really been a thing. I have always struggled with friends purely because when I was younger no one really had the same interests as me and I connect better with people who are interested in what I like. In those times of my life, my sister came in really handy. If I wanted to do something, Id most likely do it with my sister. Now we can go out to places and go shopping or go to London or go on a road trip or whatever it may be and I absolutely love it. She is the human that I honestly cherish the most in life. I love my parents of course but being able to have a sister who is best friend is amazing.
You know how people say you have a person. I suppose the person you could tell everything to, the person that makes you feel better. Often it’s a friend or boyfriend. For me its my little sister. When I was at uni, I went through a tough stressful time at the end of final year, not only with uni but also a few of the people around me. It basically caused me to be anxious at all times, I couldn’t get on a train without panicking. It was horrible but the one person that got me through was my sister. She would instantly make me feel better and take my mind off what I was panicking about. In these situations, I would need to tell someone and my sister is always that person that I can text my crappy rambles to and even if she doesn’t reply, I know that I’ve got it out and said it to someone and that always helps. I guess in a way she’s my rock and I’m so thankful for that.
so to wrap up this little post about my sister, I am so excited to have her back in my life and to hang our with her over summer before she heads off to uni.
Do you know what Im most excited for? The cuddle we give each other every night before we go to bed. I don’t know whether thats weird or cute but its a thing we do and I’m really excited for that to come back for a few months.
Keep your eyes peeled for sister days out coming soon because I assure you, they’ll be a few!
I hope you enjoyed this rambly post about my sister. Let me know if any of you are like this with your sibling, Im sure I’m not the only one!