My Little Sister Isn't Biological, But Why Does That Matter?

My Little Sister Isn't Biological, But Why Does That Matter?

Family is love, nurture, patience, kindness, commitment, positivity so why should genes matter if you have everything else?

When I say, little sister, I never had, I unquestionably don't mean smaller, because you're certainly taller.

I don't mean more childish because let's be real, you are pretty mature for a 14-year-old. And, I for sure don't mean intelligent, because girl, you have the brains of a 40-year-old with a doctorates degree.

The meaning of little to me would be someone I want to look after. I want to be there for you through thick and thin. I want you to feel comfortable talking to me about things you don't feel comfortable talking to your parents about. I want to support you in any way you need me without you being scared of getting in trouble or embarrassed.

I want to give you the confidence that you deserve because you have a beautiful heart and soul and no one should ever tell you otherwise.

I want to be the one there to give you love and comfort when you are feeling low and give you lots of chocolate when you're having a rough week. I want to be there for you when you get your heart broken for the first time and when you break your first heart, because honey, it will happen.

I want to be there for you all the times I didn't have someone there for me. It is so crucial for everyone to have someone they can depend on when they are at there worst. Someone that is not a family member or professional physician. And, of course, someone they can trust.

We are fortuitous that we have had the chance to live right next to each other our whole lives and I feel blessed you came into my life at such a young age. Because of that, we have bonded together for so long and we will always be apart of each other's life no matter what obstacles are thrown our way, even distance.

I cannot wait for us to grow up and watch each other go through every little step of life. I will see you graduate high school and you will see me graduate college. I will see you get married and you will see me have children. I will see you go to the Olympics playing tennis and you will see me working on Broadway. We have so much to look forward to and there is so much more growing to do.

I can't wait to see the future unfold and watch us flourish together, just as sisters do.

Love you forever little Leta! XO

Cover Image Credit: Marissa Chappell

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I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

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