5 Things You Realize When Your Sister Is Almost A Senior

5 Things You Realize When Your Sister Is Almost A Senior

When your sister is almost a senior, you realize how proud you are of her.

With every year that passes I am consistently astounded that not only do I get older, but so do the babies I call my younger siblings. There are certain moments where it stands out more than others, like when you realize your little sister is about to be a senior. There are a lot of things you start to realize when your sister is about to become a senior.

1. When your sister is almost a senior, you realize she is growing up too fast.

She was just a little frizzy haired four-year-old wasn't she? And now she's picking out prom dresses and taking trips with her friends. She's driving your car around then not putting gas in it because the moment everyone was dreading came and she finally got her license.

2. When your sister is almost a senior, you realize she is making her own choices.

You used to be able to tell her to do something and she'd follow without question (although admittedly those days have been over much longer than you care to admit). She's forming her own opinions and sometimes, even though you won't ever admit it, she has more knowledge on topics than you do.

3. When your sister is almost a senior, you realize she's starting a new life soon.

Instead of coming back home to steal all of her clothes out of her closet over breaks, you'll both have to dress out of the bags you packed. She won't automatically be home when you are and you'll have to go visit her at college to meet all of the new friends you know she'll be making.

4. When your sister is almost a senior, you realize she'll always need you

She might be almost eighteen now, but you're still getting late night phone calls about homework in areas you're strong in and she's weak in because you're each other's yin and yang. You might make a fuss about having to stay up late or taking half an hour over facetime to help her pick out outfits, but you wouldn't want her to call anyone else. In fact, before your next outing, you should probably call her to consult on your outfit because if we're being honest she's much more fashionable than you are.

5. When your sister is almost a senior, you realize how proud you are of her.

There are always going to be squabbles when you love someone, whether it's about her picking colleges or you staining the shirt you borrowed, but as you turn to look at the little snaggle-toothed girl you grew up with, suddenly you're face to face with a beautiful, smart and capable young woman who grew up right before your eyes. When your sister is almost a senior, you realize that the world is not ready for her but she is coming anyways.

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.

Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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10 Thoughts You WILL Have While On A Juice Cleanse

"This is effin stupid."


So I decided to try a juice cleanse...

I live in LA ok? Don't judge me. I'm constantly surrounded by overly hot people who only talk about their appearances. It's hard to not to get with the vibe here. I tried the cleanse because I feel like I had too.

I was on a trip recently and ate pretty unhealthy. If you know me you know I eat a ton of veggies and I'm pretty good and eating clean. BUT If you also know me, you know that I have a tendency to go on a snack streak and will gorge anything that's on my place without thinking twice about how my body will feel later.

If you're planning to do a cleanse, here are a few thoughts I guarantee you'll be having while on it as well:

1. "One day no biggie" 


2. "Does this juice always taste this gross?" 


3. "Wait there's only vegetables in it, it's not THAT bad" 


4. "Oh here come the stomach growls" 


5. "I'm hungry" 


6. "Is this what starvation feels like?"


7. "I think the bathroom is my best friend now"


8. "I hope this starvation was worth it" 


9. "Why do I like to torture myself" 


10. "I can't wait to eat a donut tomorrow" 


Personally, I don't think I want to do it ever again solely because I really missed my own cooking.

Also, I'm sure there are better ways to detox.

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