Nothing Good Will Stay
Sometimes you don't really know much you need someone or something until it's gone. This year my older brother left for college, and let me tell you it was way different then I thought. I was so used to him being around I didn't realize how much I relied on him. My whole life he has been with him and usually when he's gone I always have a reassuring feeling knowing that he will be back soon and once again we will be reunited. But with him at college I don't get that feeling anymore because I don't know when i'm going to see him again.
For the first few weeks I didn't realize what had happened, I didn't understand the fact that we no longer lived in the same house. I was in shock. His room felt abandoned and ghostly, even though it was the same as it's been the last 9 years. Only one thing was missing, him. But life went on and every week I would find another weird thing about him being gone. At first it was the big things like me not having a ride to school, or someone to help with homework, or not having him at dinner. But later it became the little things that really bothered me, like how our dinner reservations are now for 4 instead of the previous 5. It was a real eye opener that we weren't complete without him.
Whenever I would fight with Jackson my parents would always yell at us saying “He's leaving for college soon do you guys really want to have a bad relationship and have him leave on a bad note.” Of course I never took much note of these comments and always looked at him going to college as so far away. But as the day neared I wished that I could get back some of the time we spent fighting.
Siblings will bully you, tease you, hurt you, threaten you, call you names, make you do stuff for them, get you in trouble, mock you, and worst of all one day they will leave you. Siblings will make your life hard, but no matter what they do you love them for who they are and you cherish the time you have with them. Because no matter what they do you are family and you gotta love family.
Siblings share a special bond because they are the ones who will support you through the hardest parts of your life. They will outlast your friends and parents and will be the ones you can always come to for help. Although we may not always appreciate them they are the glue that holds our lives together. I can recall so many happy memories with my siblings and only a few bad ones, because the happy ones are what make up our childhood and who we will always remember them by.
Friends are great, they are people you tell you secrets, who you see at lunch, who you hang out with after school, etc. But they are no siblings. Siblings protect you and will always see you for who you really are. So keep your friends close but always know that there is no replacement for brothers and sisters.
Home, a place filled with many fun memories. Birthdays, holidays, gatherings, graduations, and many other celebrations. These events are some of my happiest memories, filled with laughter, smiles, joy, humor, and cheer. When I look back on some of these memories I think about what makes them so happy and it's not the gifts, food, games, etc. it's the people that are with me. They are the ones that make the memories memorable and the events worthwhile. Objects are not what makes life enjoyable, it's the people that you surround yourself with that make life truly wonderful.
So make sure you hold on to the people you care about and spend all the time you can with hem because they are not always going to be there. Nothing good will stay.
Loud, irritating, exhausting, bossy, cruel, disorganized, ungrateful, stubborn, rude, sneaky, quarrelsome, greedy, grumpy, picky, moody, manipulative, lazy, forgetful, impolite, immature, and entitled are all characteristics of brothers. But for some reason you love them anyway and wouldn't change a thing about them. Because you need them and they need you.
Home is not a specific place, home does not have an address, or is on a map, or where all your belongings are. Home is where your friends and family are, were your not afraid to be yourself.
A so called genius idea that the school thought of. iPads are great, usually. But of course the school found a way to make them suck. They delete that App Store and block all games on the web. So now it's just a learning tool that rarely gets used and doesn't work half the time.
Reliable source of a good after school snack.
Misery, late nights, and encumbrance of stress are all side effects of school. School will wear you down until you break down. it pushes you to the edge and can make you want to rip out all of your hair. But you keep your cool and crawl year to year barely holding on. Schools not all bad though; of course you have your free periods, open campus, occasional movies, assembly's, caprice, and best of all substitute teachers.
The thing that you take your time every morning to fill up only to realize at the end of the day that you didn't take a sip out of it. It's a repeating cycle. Except for the occasion when you're actually thirsty but your bottle is either empty or you left it at home. It's only a handful of times that it's there when you need it, I think my friends use it more than I do. Most of the time it's just another thing that someone can take out of my bag as a joke.