There’s a special bond that comes with being a twin. In this crazy, chaotic world we live in, I got to enter with someone who can help me navigate through this entire journey and that is truly magical. My sister is my best friend, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being a twin can come with its annoying parts as well though. We practically have rehearsed answers to the questions we get asked on a daily basis, being stared at all the time can be frustrating, and we drive our mom crazy when we talk at the same time. But the pros outweigh the cons by a ton. Here are four reasons why being a twin is truly an amazing thing to experience.
1. You Have A Relationship that Transcends Anything Else
Our childhood was special. We always had someone to talk to, someone to play with, someone to wreck havoc with, and someone who understands your every gesture. It wasn’t even a thought back then; we just liked each other. Why not? I now realize that we were forming something insanely special and strong before we could even comprehend how difficult life could get. And by forming that foundation, we have been able to really be there for each other through tough situations. We initially went to different colleges and though it was hard, we knew no amount of distance could separate us at heart.
2. You Were Born With A Real “Ride or Die”
As a twin, you are born with your person, someone who really understands you and pushes you to become your best self. There’s a quote that says, “A twin is like a good bra…supportive, comfortable, there to lift you up, and always close to your heart.” Okay, it’s super cheesy, but totally true! It’s a blessing to have someone who will stand with you in any situation just because they’re loyal to you.
3. We Share Our Happiness
Being a twin can sometimes mean sharing your emotions. While nobody likes to feel sad or upset, nothing beats being able to share joy with someone who cheers on your accomplishments and celebrates all of the wonderful milestones in life. Happiness has the power to change not just your day, but can completely make someone else’s day better. Imagine having twice the amount of positivity to spread around.
4. You Always Have a Plus One
You never have to worry about not having a friend to go to concerts with or finding someone to watch a movie with because you were born with an instant best friend who you can do so many amazing things with. My sister and me volunteered in Honduras last summer and it was amazing to have that experience with her. We get to treasure that moment we shared together and look forward to the experiences we’ll share in the future.
So yes, being a twin can be annoying sometimes and we do argue, but having someone to walk through life with and love unconditionally is an amazing and powerful thing to have. Not all twins are the same, but I’m happy to say that my sister is the ultimate best friend.