A Letter To My Sister

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Dear little sis,

Even though you look like you’re 25 and you are almost 6 inches taller than me, I am pretty lucky to be able to call you my little sister. We have our moments. We sit up talking at two a.m. about that funny comment someone made earlier in the day. We laugh at each other’s pain (you especially, because we all know I am the most accident prone person of all time). And of course, we argue sometimes. Despite the craziness that comes with being your sister and vice versa, I love every second of it.

We’ve both been through our fair share of struggles the past few years and I really don’t think I could have done it all without you. Whether you realize it or not, you are one of the most beautiful women I have ever met; you are actually really funny, even though I don’t always laugh at your jokes, you are talented and I love to watch you dance, you are strong and exude confidence, and you are genuinely a good person. I have always been a little jealous of your sense of humor and the fact that you look smokin hot and can also squat 200 pounds. How do you do it all?! I don’t understand. I want to know how my little sister (A) looks 5 years older than me (B) rocks my clothes better than I do (C) is one of the most photogenic people I have ever met…. I have to step up my game for the x-mas card picture next year (D) and is such a sweet, likeable person.

I have been blessed with the best, best friend I could ever ask for. I know sometimes things don’t seem perfect, but I really couldn’t ask for anyone better to call my sister. Friends suck at times, boys suck even more, but you know what? I’ve always got you, my amazing sister, waiting at home for me when I’ve had a terrible day. I am so proud of you for all of your college acceptances and, no matter where you go, I will be so happy for you and will definitely, 100% be visiting. You’ve accomplished so much the past couple years and I know the next chapter of your life is going to be an incredible one.

I guess one of the biggest pieces of advice I could give you is to learn from my mistakes. I know that we are both stubborn and opinionated, but sometimes you don’t have to learn from your own mistakes (paying attention to mine works just as well). Do what makes you happy, but please don’t be stupid. There are some nights that you’re better off staying in. There are some mornings where a hangover just isn’t worth it. There are some boys you just shouldn’t keep dating even if they take you on the best dates. There are definitely some things that just aren’t worth worrying about.

Enjoy the little things in life, explore, smile at the silly things, and take in all of the small moments that you can look back on years from now and laugh about. Do mom a favor and call her and say hello when you leave for school; I call her all the time and it’s really nice having a little piece of home whenever you want it, even if it’s just a couple minutes spent on the phone. Also, please please learn how to manage your time. You will thank me later on that one. Finally, do me a favor and stay the beautiful person you are. Have confidence in yourself and don’t stress too much when you don’t fully know what you want to do with your life. You have so much to offer to the world and I can’t wait to see what you do with the opportunities you are given.

I love you more than anything and I am so excited for all of the memories to come. College isn’t ready for you! I can’t wait to go out and see what kind of trouble we get in together.


Your (little) big sister

I'm the founder and Editor in Chief here at Cosmia Magazine. I'm currently an undergraduate student at SDSU where I am studying Speech Language Pathology. I am part of Pi Beta Phi here in San Diego, have my own photography website called Kaitlyn Photography, and love to write. I am a coffee fanatic, love the beach, adore mom & pop breakfast restaurants, and think a picture is worth a thousand words.