Here's the deal, I was an only child for almost 13 years and once my brothers were born, I had no idea what consisted of the "big sister package". When they were born, I just thought they were cute little babies. Well, that was almost 9 years ago and I truly had no idea what was coming at me.
I never imagined that being a big sister meant that I had to wear the leadership hat every single day for the rest of my existence.
Leadership as an older sister is not about bossing my siblings around, is about taking care of the people you lead. In this case, my two little brothers Emiliano and Sebastian. I constantly feel challenged by what is best for them and what is best or more convenient for me. The funny thing is that I not just feel pushed to be better because of them, but I want to be a better human being because I know they look up to me. It's actually very motivational.
I realized that my brothers looked up to me when they started asking me questions about my college education and my grades... Was I impressed? Yes! Was I scared? Of course! In that moment, all I could think about is how I have to be a good example for them, I have to take them under my wing and guide them in a way that only a big sister can. It doesn't only feel like "my big sister duty", but it's something that I want to do. It's a constant challenge to better myself for them, like I always have to learning so I can teach them new stuff. It might sound strange, but that's the way I feel. My siblings are a blessing in my family and I will do my best for them.