It’s so easy to take things for granted. Food, water, clothes, warmth. One thing that I always find myself taking for granted is my family. Generally, I tend to take my immediate family for granted because they are a constant in my life. They’re always there, and it can become overwhelming.I feel that in the last few years I have grown as a person. I went from being someone who was too cool to be seen walking down the street with her Dad, to someone who texts her Mum while at school exclaiming that “I’ll be home in 2 hours! x”.
Last year, my sister moved to Liverpool. Of course, I was very proud of her. She was taking hold of her life, finding her independence and moving along with the world. But she was leaving me behind, and this was upsetting for me. However, although I was sad that she was going on this new adventure and I couldn’t go with her, I feel like it has actually brought us closer together. We FaceTime everyday. We snapchat constantly. We are far closer to each other now that she has moved 250 miles away from me.
Since my sister moved away, I have gotten very close to my brother. There are 5 years difference between us (I’m 18 and he’s 13). My brother doesn’t do a lot of things with his friends outside of school, so it’s my mission to get him out of the house as much as possible. Our days out either consist of shopping or going on lovely walks with the dog. Although he’s never mentioned it, I think he really appreciates the effort I make, and I think our parents do too.
I love doing things as a family. My Mum and Dad both work all week long, so family time has to take a back seat until the weekend. We can’t do something together every weekend because I work weekends, but when we can, we go to the beach. This is what we love to do, even if we don’t get out of the car. We love just sitting, eating some food and enjoying each others’ company.
Are you all about that family life? What do you and your family like to do on days out?
Until next time…