The most important relationship in my life is the relationship I share with my sister, Carissa. Carissa and I are twins, so being that we are the same age, we face everything together. Growing up with a twin sister has been great, because when I am too afraid to do something, she is right by my side to give me the courage to follow through.
In this photograph, we are pictured in her car. This location defines our relationship, especially as we have gotten older, because we would not see each other as much due to work. However, at the end of some nights we would get in her car and drive around for hours, just talking about our day. Now that I have moved to Rochester, we see each other even less – but going home for breaks we have continued this routine of driving for hours telling each other every little thing about our day.
My sister agreed that this photograph is how she would represent our relationship. Most of the time that we spend together now is usually located in her car so this is the perfect photograph.
Through this process I have learned that I truly value the relationship I have with my sister. I have never been able to open up to another person like I have opened up to her, and I am grateful to have her in my life.