Why My Little Brother Is My Best Friend

Why My Little Brother Is My Best Friend

He is there with me through thick and thin, maybe because he is stuck with me.

My relationship with my brother, Will, is one that can't really be put into words. It started off in 2002 when he was born. I wanted a sister but got a brother instead. I cried and promptly asked if I could have a pony instead of having a little brother.

Way back when we lived in St. Louis.

Fast forward almost 15 years: I'm getting ready to start a new chapter in my life and so is he. He is about to start his freshman year of high school. He will be charting new territory at a different high school than where I graduated.

Let me tell you, my brother is amazing. He is going to an arts Magnet School here in Savannah. The Savannah Arts Academy is ranked the third best public high school in the state of Georgia. He will be playing trombone and is already first chair in his band. Besides playing in the school band he plays in the youth orchestra that we have both been a part of since we moved to Savannah. I couldn’t be any prouder of everything he has already accomplished. He picks up and learns to play new instruments when he gets bored. He is already a better musician than I am.

Musical abilities aside, Will is also one of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet. He is one of the most empathetic people I know and will always meet you at a low point in means to help you feel better.

On our mission trip to Jamaica last summer.

Will also has the perfect amount of my dad in him so he knows when to call me out and get me to calm down. We were driving to school on the last day of my IB exams and I hit and killed a squirrel. After a crazy long month of IB exams, I was exhausted and had been up most of the night studying for my Spanish exam. So of course, after killing the squirrel I broke down and started crying. My brother of course just turned to me and said, "Oh my gosh, stop crying it's just a squirrel. Get over it."

At our school's field day.

I think one of the reasons Will and I get along so well is our ability to communicate effectively. Of course, it hasn’t always been so easy but through the different challenges that our family has been through over the past five years, we have become even closer. In those times, you really start to see exactly which friends you can rely on, and in those hard times we both found ourselves with significantly less friends than we thought we had. As much as I hated being in that situation, what I hated even more was seeing my brother in the exact same position. So, we turned to each other for support.

Will is my best friend, hands down. He is the one guy I know I can always count on. He is protective, creative, sensitive, and smarter and wiser than anyone else his age. He will always be my favorite coffee date and my biggest supporter.

Last spring break, visiting Fernandina Beach, Florida, where we grew up.

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

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14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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All good things must come to an end.


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However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)


Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)


Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)


Final Date: Summer

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5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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5 seasons//50 episodes



Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)


Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)


Final Date: End of 2019

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