Five Things I’ve Learned From My Sisters

Fun fact about me: I have three older sisters. They range from being 20 years older than me to only seven years older than me. Even more fun fact: we all have brown curly hair. Anyway, enough of the fun facts. I referenced it in this post but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve stopped seeing them as just sisters and seen them as strong women with incredible talents. I think it has something to do with maturity or something. It’s weird. Anyway, I’ve learned a lot of things from them, but below are just five of them. 

No matter how far you go, you can come back to find your sisters welcome you with an embrace and clean slate. 

You can be the weird one, the one that does thing different, the one that causes chaos and confusion. You can do that for a while and then after a few years, when things go back, they welcome you with arms and close their eyes to any other bad because you are their sister and nothing changes that. 

You need to be who you are outside of a wife, mom, business owner, teacher, etc. Create and maintain your OWN identity.

You will make time for what you love. This is a common saying but my sisters exemplify this. My sisters all own very successful businesses, had several children and educated them at the same time. Some of them pay a babysitter to come over so they can have an afternoon away to focus on their business. Other times they just have to juggle everything at once and maintain their sanity. They are working machines. They never have free time but always find time to accomplish massive goals and maintain their own identity.

You probably won’t end up where you thought you would. You will probably end up somewhere better. 

My sister Wendy was determined to be a nurse. She killed it and had a perfect GPA. Then she had a medical issue and had to refocus her passion. Fast forward 15 years and she has a Master’s degree, three children, thriving business, is innovative and is one of my biggest role models. Her life started out on a completely different path but when life threw her a curve ball, she ended up going down a completely different path. Nursing might have been great but I have seen her become so alive and passionate through her life right now. 

Sweater: J. Crew Factory (very similar) (reverse print)
Pants: Target (exact)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Bag: Alice and Olivia
Necklace: Old (similar in gold) (similar)
Hat: C/O Aeropostale (almost exact)

Don’t say “I will never….”
My sisters all said they would never marry such and such a type of guy. They would never yadayadayada. This haunts them to this day at family dinners. Learn from them and just don’t say you will NEVER do any certain thing. It will bite you in the butt. Trust me. 

Don’t be afraid to say “When I Grow Up..I Want To Do….”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my oldest sister say this. At first I just rolled my eyes and dismissed it. Now, I feel like that sentiment shows that no matter how old you are, you still should have goals, things you still want for yourself, regardless of where you are in life.