Just Balance with Brittany: Sister, Sister Edition
Hi Triple B's (balance blog buddies)-
Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support for my last blog with my mother, Stacey Henderson, as my co-author. I love my family so much and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to share a piece of us with all of you. This week, you're in for another amazing treat, a double header if you will! I've got another special guest that is co-authoring this blog/podcast with me. I consider her my other half, my better half, my first best friend, and another woman that I just couldn't live without. You may have guessed it, my sister, Krystalyn Henderson. (Click here to skip ahead if you'd like.)
While I understand that the mother daughter relationship is complex, today we are going to dive into another complex relationship- sister, sister chile! My sister and I are thirteen months apart and were raised very similarly to twins- I mean we dressed alike until we were at least eleven and twelve years old. I am very type A personality- never got in trouble, really cared what people thought, lived a lot for the approval of my parents and family and my sister was just the opposite. She marched to the beat of her own drum and I always envied that freedom that she had. Don't get me wrong, I know that we each had our own struggles, but they were so different.
Krystalyn was my first friend, by default I'm sure. Even though I was the big sister, she took on that role a lot to make sure that I was covered, protected, and looked after at all costs. Being the oldest though, she said I was always like her second Mom. My job was to keep her on the straight and narrow, you know the path of least resistance. I am so glad that our relationship has changed and that we don't quite operate in the same way- she definitely might argue that the remnants of our previous roles still very much exist and show up in our worlds even now.
Today, we will engage in a very transparent conversation around how we balance our sister-sister relationship each and every day. I'm so excited for her to share her voice in this space.
Click here to listen to us talk about how we continue to balance it! Happy listening Triple B's.....
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship". -Margaret Mead
As always, words are what I have for you.