When we’re younger we have this impression that our siblings are either our best friends or your worst enemy. Maybe you were a combination of the two, like me. We didn’t always get along and it could get pretty ugly at times. But when we did we were inseparable. As my clock continues to count down and I get even closer to leaving my home and family, my appreciation for my siblings has grown immensely. I am the oldest, so I never got to experience an older sibling leaving. The whole dynamic of the family is going to change whether I want it to or not. My brother and sister are people I can tell anything to with zero judgement, and the best part about it is they can’t do anything about it because they’re stuck with me forever! It’s going to be a big change and it’s hard for me to think about the fact I won’t be there for them in the same way I was before. I won’t get to be there witnessing them experiencing all of the same and even different things I got to be a part of during my teen years. Leaving them isn’t going to be easy. I will see them on breaks and when I’m home in the summer, but it won’t be like it was. As hard as that is for me to accept, that’s just how it is. That is the point I am at in my life. So hopefully up to this point I have given them someone they can trust, someone they can go to and know I love them no matter what. Hopefully I continue to be a positive role model and show them what is possible if you just stop thinking so much and just do. College will be an amazing opportunity to show myself what I am made of but more importantly, show them what their older sister is capable of. If I can do it, they certainly can. They are two of the brightest, kindest, loving siblings a girl could ask for and I’ll miss them oh so terribly. But this is just the beginning. This is the next step. These last few days I plan to soak it up as much as possible, spending as much time with them as I can. All I can say is this: make them proud.