"Are you two twins?!" Ugh, seriously, you get to a point in your life where that question is a joke. I get it. Twins are cool and unique, and you want to be one, but really people? Do we look like twins, then we probably ARE. haha growing up with an identical twin sister was annoying to say the least. But it also has it's bonuses. There is always someone around who likes the same thing you do, and will go to the grocery store or mall, just because.
In high school we "hated" each other. We had all the same friends, played the same sports, and never had a second away from each other. We didn't really HATE each other, but if you asked us, we were pretty positive. Our response was "We'll be friends when we are older."
We didn't plan to go to the same college, but also couldn't afford to pay the difference between out-of-state and in-state. So we both ended up at Virginia Tech, GO HOKIES. We immediately joined different sororities and made our own group of friends. It was great! We finally had our own lives. They overlapped whenever one of us locked our keys in the car, or needed something out of the other's closet. But we mostly just enjoyed having our own friends! We both studied abroad separately in Switzerland and Italy at different times of the year and did our own thing. Then senior year she joined my group of friends on the best spring break trip ever to Key West. We started hanging out again because we realized it was actually fun having someone around with all of the same interests!
So after college, we both moved back to DC and lived together for about 2 years. We still hang out and do fun sister stuff. We have the same sense of humor, same mannerisms (obviously), same love for harry potter, twilight, target, outlet malls, and making dinner for friends. I guess we have gotten "older", because I now consider her a friend.
I feel very lucky to have such a great sister. Because as our grandma says, "In the end, we will only have each other." And I have to admit, being a twin is unique, and so much fun! I wouldn't have chosen any other situation to grow up in. And I secretly hope I'll have twin girls of my own some day! I love you, sissy!