There is nothing stopping me from removing certain family members from my phone, from my social media, and from my life as a whole.
To the friends that gave us the home we never had. They gave us comfort, they gave us security and they gave us love. They gave us a feeling we never felt before in our own homes.
When my friends became family I finally had a constant in my life.
Your family members are the people who you feel the most comfortable around, who you feel the most yourself around, who you want to spend every single holiday surrounded by.
“I’m not that tired. Besides, I’m talking to you.”
“So I’m your shot of caffeine?” she teased. She froze when she realized how flirty that sounded. In fact, the whole conversation had a playful undertone. She wasn’t sure how she felt about it.
Family is important but so are you.
I am slowly learning that the code I was taught as a young child — to never give up on family — is complete bullshit.
Date someone who you are proud to show off at family functions. Someone who you are excited to invite to weddings as your plus-one. Someone who you know everyone will walk over to and say, “What a cute couple.”
Being an aunt makes everything new again.
Siblings are built in friends you occasionally want to punch in the face. How is it that on one hand, you’d take a literal bullet for them, and on the other, you want them to JUST SHUT UP, PLEASE WOULD YOU BE QUIET???!