Life of a Blogger | Siblings

May 29, 2014 Life of a Blogger 22

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Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat. Each week Jessi chooses a topic (scheduled in advance) that’s not book related so we that we can get to know our fellow bloggers better – and to know more about them than just books. I’m thrilled to join in and I hope to participate every week from here on out. I hope you’ll join in too – check out the details here!

This week’s topic: Siblings

Well I could go on and on about my little brother – Philip – but I won’t say as much as I’d like because he is a fairly private person in comparison to me. He’s 3 1/2 years younger than me and my BEST FRIEND. We’ve been thick as thieves our whole lives. I used to get him into all kinds of trouble when we were kids because I had all these crazy ideas and he totally went along with them. And when he didn’t and I acted solo, I still let him get in trouble right along with me. Yeah – I was evil. The thing was, my parents hardly ever wanted to punish him (I think they suspected he was innocent) and the result was lighter punishments for me too.

Now that we’re adults, we’re still close as ever. We live 10 minutes away from each other now – and when I lived in St. Louis we were constantly texting. When I came into town he let me, my BF and my dog crash at his place (sometimes for a couple months). He doesn’t drive because he has epilepsy, so I drive him around a fair bit. We’ve done two 5ks together this year and have at least two more planned. We do everything we can together – he’s even agreed to do BEA with me sometime.

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Me and Philip after our first 5k together.

I’m actually writing this after a day of just hanging out, catching up on some episodes of Once Upon a Time and playing card games. He’s my biggest supporter and vice versa. I’m really lucky, because I know not everyone has this kind of relationship with any/all their siblings. I can’t imagine not having him in my life!

Do you have any siblings? Are you close?

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

22 Responses to “Life of a Blogger | Siblings”

  1. Lark
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    I think it’s fantastic that you have such a great relationship with your brother! I was an only child, but when my mom remarried when I was in middle school, I acquired a stepsister and stepbrother along with my awesome stepdad. My brother and I aren’t close, but my sister and I… well, you notice that I don’t think of her as a “step-” anything. We were friends before we were sisters, and while there were a few rocky moments as we adjusted to the new situation, she has remained a close friend — truly a sister of the heart. (Kindred spirits!) Over the years our relationship has shifted, though. She is about a year and half younger than me, and when we were in school, she sort of looked up to me. Now I turn to her for advice and wisdom!
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    • Berls
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      It’s great that you’re able to have such a good relationship with your (step)sister! How cool that you were friends before you were sisters. That must have been an exciting change – even though I’m sure it took some adjusting to 🙂
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  2. Felicia S. (
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    YAY Siblings! I have 2 brothers and a sister and we are all close. In fact, in 2 weeks will be the first time in 10 years we haven’t lived within 10 miles of each other (My sister is moving). In fact, my sister and I have lived in the same house for 10 years. It will be odd but I am happy for her chance to try something new. Both of my little brothers will still be in the area though 🙂
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    • Berls
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      It’s great that you’re all so close! It was really hard when I lived in St. Louis and my brother wants to go and live in some big cities (like NY), so he’ll probably be leaving if a few years 🙁 Good luck to your sister – I’m sure it will be tough on all of you since you’re used to living so close, but in my experience, when you’re that close it doesn’t hurt the relationship at all. So that’s a plus.
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    • Berls
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      3 Sisters! That must have been a lot of fun growing up! I hate that when we grow up we move away from each other – why can’t life keep us in the same city? I’m glad you still get to see each other and talk often though 🙂
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    • Berls
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      I bet BEA being in NY has a lot to do with that – but still, he’s agreed to do quite a lot with me that I think a lot of siblings would roll their eyes at. He totally understands my love of reading and writing – even if it’s not his thing he supports me in it. Yeah, he’s great 🙂
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  3. Bookworm Brandee

    What an awesome post, Berls. It makes me so happy to see that you and your brother are so close and such big parts of each others’ lives. I have a younger brother, too. We used to be really close – I always took the punishment for any troublemaking he did. 😉 As we’ve gotten older, we’ve drifted apart though. And it makes me sad. My kids are all really close and I hope they always will be!
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    • Berls
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      That’s too bad 🙁 I know that life can really pull us apart – especially when we can’t live in close areas. How great it must be to see your kids having a close relationship – my stepson and his little brother are as inseparable as my brother and I used to be – so I hope they’ll stay close too.
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    • Berls
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      That is quite the age difference! It’s one of the things that makes me sad when I think about my BF & I having kids – he has a stepson who is already 14 years old, so even if we got pregnant right now there’d be a huge age difference. I think our child would feel like an only child more than like an younger sibling. But then again, who knows, maybe it would just be a different kind of great relationship.
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      • A Voracious Reader

        I wouldn’t worry about the age difference. Having 2 older brothers growing up was great. I had siblings and yet I was like an only child because they went off to college when I was still young. I had the best of both worlds, really. LOL

        I have a son who is almost 29, my husband has a son who is 24 and a daughter who is 23 today and we have a daughter who is 16 1/2, a son who will be 15 in 2 weeks and a son who is 13. They all get along great.
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  4. Carmel
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    Reading this post reminds me of how much I miss my sister. She got married and moved to the US 4 years ago, and our relationship hasn’t been the same since. Oh well, that’s life I guess, eh? Anyway, your bro sounds like he’s absolutely wonderful!

    • Berls
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      Ahh I’m sorry Carmel! I know – getting married and moving can really pull siblings apart! I’ve seen it happen lots and I’m just so thankful my brother and I are still close. He talks about traveling and moving away all the time and it scares me that we’ll grow apart. I like to think we survived my move to St. Louis so we’ll survive his move to NY or Chicago or whatever big city he ends up choosing. But you never know 🙂
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