Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Things My Brother Taught Me






Growing up I've always known there were two special guys in my life. One was obviously my dad, and the other, the other was my older brother. With an age gap of four years, he has been the one guy I have constantly relied on for support, strength and daily humour.

Despite always longing for a sister to share clothes with, a life without an older brother for me is unimaginable. Although I can't borrow his clothes and we can't share make up tips with each other, I love having someone there that teases me about my blogging, jumps into my vlogs and blog photos and keeps me humble.

Although we've not always seen eye to eye (which siblings have?) like that time he dropped a metal spirit level on my head. Let me explain. Firstly, my dad is a builder, secondly, my brother was only four years old, and thirdly, this was 25 years ago, there was no such thing as health and safety. Or that time he teased me when all my baby teeth were falling out calling me tooth gap. The majority of our days are filled with laughter, love and arguing about who the favourite child is.

Over the years this 6ft6 guy has shown me how to be loving and caring while also teaching me how to stand up for myself. I've seen so many posts online about things my mum has taught me etc, but I thought I'd put my own little spin on it. So here are a few things that my brother taught me.

1) The most important people are your family. So for us, it's the four of us. Mum, dad, son and daughter. This is our unit and we will all do anything for each other unconditionally.

2) Stand up for yourself.

3) No one can make you do something you don't want to do

4) Don't give a shit about the small things. Honestly, I've never met anyone who doesn't care about the small stuff as much as my brother; "If this won't matter in 10 years, it doesn't matter now".

5) Most things are laughable. So laugh and move on.

6) Protect yourself. Years of wrestling and karate has taught me to protect myself (as of yet, never needed to and hope I never do).

7) Diet and exercise is important (i'm still working on this one)

8) Don't tell everyone everything that's going on in your life. Your family yes, your friend's friend's mum's cousin...No...Obviously.

9) Never let a guy miss treat you.

10) Don't work for free. No matter what it is.

Looking back at all these lessons that my brother has taught me makes me realise just how lucky I am to have someone constantly looking out for me and my best interests. I hope that whether you have a brother or not, these ten life lessons can help you just as much as they have helped me.


Follow
Share:
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig