“An older sister is a friend and defender, a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights, and sorrows too.”
My sister Alessandra is a Registered Nurse, a Johns Hopkins grad, and a Duke University graduate student. I’m so proud of her accomplishments and grateful for her guidance. Having an older sister who is also studying medicine means that I’ve always had someone whom I could ask for advice, someone who understands. She is also the first person I turn to for help on any applications or essays.
If you have a sister you can count on no matter what, count yourself lucky. And when you’re feeling sappy and sentimental, don’t be afraid to call her up or text her to thank her for having your back.
And when you’re done being sappy, you can go back to calling each other nerds and stealing each other’s clothes...because after all, isn’t that what sisters are for?