I’ve been blogging for about 3 months now, and i’ve posted about my fiance, my cat, my mom, and my friends. Today, I really want to talk about my Seester, Paige. She’s going through some tough times and changes and I just wanted to take a minute to publicly celebrate all the amazing things about her, and tell her how awesome I think she is. I’m hoping you guys will comment and let her know how awesome she is too.
Paige was born, in my head, as “pretty perfect princess Paige.” I wanted less than nothing to do with the little monkey who caused me to lose my only child status. She was the diva to my tomboy, the glitter to my dirt. We had nothing in common except the bedroom we shared. And yet, she grew on me.
When my parents split up, when I was 12 and Paige was 7, we again drifted apart. We had different opinions on which parent we wanted to be with, and when. I was entering middle school and couldn’t be bothered with Paige. She was discovering HER tomboy side, playing sports and making new friends. We again didn’t have much in common.
Then, in the spring of 2010, Paige came to visit me at Virginia Tech. I look at this weekend as the weekend that EVERYTHING changed for us. Suddenly, we weren’t just sisters, we clicked as best friends. She became a person I didn’t even know I had needed so badly in my life.
Look, the long and short of it is this: Paige is struggling. She herself is now a Hokie, and she is, to put it politely, getting her ass kicked. Some things she could control, some she can’t, but I really want her to know, on a public forum the whole world can read, that I believe in her. That others believe in her too. That this too shall pass and make her stronger to face the next challenge life will hand her… because there will be more.
She’s 20 years old guys, and she’s having trouble with money, with where she wants to go with her life, with relationships and responsibilities. I KNOW you’ve all been there, so please, take two seconds and comment here with some words of encouragement, and then encourage the rest of your friends to do the same. I want Paige to know that she’s NOT alone out there in the world, that all she needs to do is reach out, and support will be there.