Frankly Friday v10

Friday, December 14, 2012


My break has started, I've started How I met Your Mother on Netflix and life is good. 
Oh and my sister, whom I never get to see, came home last night and my brother, whom I also rarely get to see, is coming home today!
A little about my living situation. I go to college in my hometown so I live at home to save a little dinero. I have three siblings: a sister who is a sophomore in college, a brother who is a freshman in college and a sister who is a sophomore in high school. The two in college each live about three hours away and one has a job so we don't see each other often. 
And frankly, that's really hard sometimes. When you're really close with your siblings and all of the sudden you go days, even weeks without talking it's a strange adjustment. It's been really hard on my mom too, but I don't generally cry everytime they leave though I don't blame her for doing so.
I guess it's part of life. Growing up, going our separate ways. 
Life is just hard to accept sometimes.

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  1. How fun to have your family back in one place! Our family is all spread out now too, and I am really far away (24+ hours) and I know it is hard on my parents sometimes too. Well, and it's hard for me too! Yes, I suppose it is part of life but I am very very very thankful for Skype and cell phones! :)

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    1. Thank goodness for technology. I can't imagine how much more I'd miss them without it!

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  2. I'm away for college (and have been for five years, going on six now) three hours away from my family, and it is hard. I have a lot of guilt sometimes because I don't know my little sister's friends and I can't drive her to dance class and I don't know when something goes wrong at school. I hate feeling like I don't know so much about her life.

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    1. I feel the same way. I feel so uninvolved in my siblings' lives it's sad!

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  3. It used to be hard on me, but I got over it fast. I've been out of school several years now, and I keep moving around for a) jobs and b) the hell of it. It's been four and a half months since I've seen my family, but I get to see them for Christmas. :) It could be worse. My second year working in France, I was gone for eight months and celebrated Christmas with a friend in Bordeaux.

    Basically, skype is my best friend.

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    1. Hey at least you get to see them soon! I bet traveling and seeing all those new things would ease the pain a bit, too.

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  4. Hooray for break! And family. :) My brothers and sisters have moved away and it's sad not seeing them often but the times we are together are fun and sweet! Hope you have a great time with your family!

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    1. I will most certainly cherish it. Thanks, Laura!

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  5. Oh girl, I feel you. I went to a college only an hour from my home and even though I only visited on breaks I knew that I could always hop in the car and be home. Now that I'm in Asia, it's another whole ballgame. This is my first Christmas away from home. And it is okay to feel sad and miss your siblings, don't feel like you have to be strong or stoic. Sometimes just enganging with the sorrow is really healthy. :/

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    1. Asia?! Holy cow (that was a pun that was totally unintentional but it was awesome hahaha!)! I need to get over to your blog and educate myself! And you're totally right. Sometimes expressing it is the best way to go.

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  6. Life is hard to accept and it is always an adjustment. MY brother is a sophomore and is about 4 hours away. When he comes home for breaks i love it, and it always feels way to fast. It get me thinking "soon, i won't know what it is like to live under teh same roof with him anymore" and that makes me sad...very very sad so i try not to think of it often.
    Life is weird, and challenging, and constantly changing...and it reminds us that we don't always appreciate the moments we've been gifted with until they are gone.
    Great post.

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    1. Amen, girl. It is so hard and so sad and you don't appreciate or realize it until it's too late.

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