Next month my baby sister, Kelly, will be moving to Hawaii. Even though it is still 7 weeks away, I am already starting to miss her. All the years I took for granted that she lived so close, or just 2 hours away. Now she’ll be an ocean away. I shouldn’t complain, it’s not like it will take much convincing for me to come visit her. It’s not like she’s moving to Alaska. No offense to anyone who currently lives there. It’s just not a place I’d likely travel to more than once. She is moving to a tropical paradise after all. But the thought that she won’t be just one city over makes me a little sad. I guess these things happen all the time and families make it through. Heck, all of my closest friends have moved across the world at some time or another and we all stay close somehow or another. But this is a little different. This is my baby sister. Probably the one person I have more in common with than anyone else. Who knows me better than anyone else. I am going to miss her so much and guess I’ll just have to get used to the idea of spending Christmas in Hawaii. Have you ever had a sibling or close friend move far away?
To Kelly Melly, have fun living in paradise and aaallllloooohhaaaa!
xoxo, your big sister
You can follow Kelly on her adventures in Hawaii with her two dogs on her Instagram @LoveSabali
Photos by Tony Oberstar