Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some Big Sister Advice

My younger brother is going through a reawakening of sorts... as most of us do. And as his older sister, it is my duty to guide him through this introspective phase of his. Since I'm only 22, I don't know much, but of course that doesn't stop me from giving advice.

To Jonathan:
I think the most important thing we can do in this life is to become comfortable and accepting of ourselves while making others comfortable and accepting of themselves. That's how you can build strong relationships- whether friendly, romantic, or familial. It's easy advice to give, but hard to follow. There are many petty emotions that get in the way.

I think growing up in Nana's house, we weren't always encouraged to confront our emotions. It might have been Nana's way of shielding us from our uncomfortable past. But once you truly THINK about who you are, where you came from, and why you are the way you are... it will help you embrace yourself, making it easier to relate to the rest of the world. Do you know what I'm trying to say? I'm not sure what you're going through right now... but continue to feel free to talk to me about it. I enjoy it :) Not many people understand what we've been through (only us, really) and I like the open discussion.

Ok, love you, bye.

1 comment:

  1. fam is the most important thing in life. Awesome statement.