National Sibling’s Day: Twinsies

Twin sisters posing

It shouldn’t have taken me this long to realize that yesterday was National Sibling’s Day, but it did. I guess late is better than never. Here is something I wrote seven years ago. It’s about my twin sister. I did tell you I had one, right?


I’ve known my best friend my entire life, and not many people can say that. Throughout my 19 years, I have never been alone, not even once. You might be wondering, what do you mean? You’ve known your friend your entire life? My single response is yes. I am a twin. I am a double… fraternal…identical…whatever you would like to call it.

She and I have always been a pair. I with my long, thick black hair and tanned complexion. Her with her short, curly hair and rosy toned cheeks. I was the quiet one, shy and never open. She was loud, daring, and the color that brightened my world of black and white. I read books and played the piano. She sang at the top of her lungs and played outside with my brother. Different in all respects we were, but yet similar at the same time.

People always ask me, what is it like to be a twin? All I could ever say is, “It’s like knowing that no matter how far apart you are, you are never alone.”


Published by Vero

About me? I’m never good at these things, but here are the basics. I’m a journalism and film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a dedicated digital content nerd with over eight years of experience in digital content management, content writing, copy editing, and project management. Currently, I'm a staff writer for The American Genius, and I manage my personal blog that advocates for epilepsy awareness. I LOVE to bake! I like to challenge myself to learn new decorating and baking techniques. And although I’d love to say I’ve mastered everything and have never burnt a dessert, it simply isn’t true.

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