Another part of it is that I really just love my sister. I was six years old when Jenny was born. You know that thing that happens when you're female bodied and there's a baby around, you just want to hold it and play doll with it? I remember doing some of that with Jenny.
I find it fascinating when two or more people share almost the same exact life, parents, and context, but end up on different paths. Jenny and I have lots of common, but at the same time she is very different from me. She's way smarter, hipper, and harder working.
I also find it fascinating when siblings transition from being people you have to interact with, to people you actually like and admire.
I'm super proud of her and her winding path in life. She's currently getting a PhD at the University of Southern California, and works really hard. If we lived in the same city, we would probably hang out way too much and get on each other's nerves, but I would love every moment of it.
Happy birthday dear sister. I wish you good health and lots of happiness in this new decade of your life.
|Jenny visiting Vancouver in 2012.|
|One of my favourite pictures of Jenny because of the classic smog filled LA scene behind her.|
|Jenny being fabulous.|
|Jenny being a dork.|