by Nora Carranza
Collage and Assemblage
A hero's definition is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Everyone has a hero, it could be anyone or anything. But of course they are your hero for a reason. Heroes do not coming in specific color, size, forms. That is why I am proud to say my cousin Karen is my hero. It might seem selfish of me to choose my a close family member but she has taught me many things. I do truly believe she has an important impact in my life ever since I was growing up.
Karen is 3 years older than me, so her being 20 makes me 18. Karen is a very shy, friendly but yet determined girl. She has a very high self esteem which is helpful at times when I am feeling down. Our age gap never got in the way of us doing anything because one of us was too young or too grown no matter what, we would do everything together. She is one of the few people that I could tell everything to without feeling any judgement. We grew up together, we have siblings of our own but even though she is not my sister, she feels like one and I do not think there is nothing that could break our strong bond.
People usually have their best friends to do things together but I have both a cousin but a cousin that has the title of a best friend too. I would not imagine all the things we have ventured with another person. To clubbing, To getting piercings, To coming home almost at sunrise. All those times where we would get in trouble I would not want to experiencing it with another person. We constantly cheer each other up, it could simply by going to going to eat wings and then go see a nice view. We have these super deep talks where we just talk about the crazy things we have done in the past, what we want to accomplish in the future. Or about anything honestly.
We have a very unique relationship. I am being totally honest when I say I don't know how to explain it because I do not think there is a specific word for how we are. We share so many moments together. Through the bad and the good we've still remained close and I believe as the years go by we only get closer. It is bittersweet to see how we are growing up so quick and that our goals in life we are slowly accomplishing them. We motivate each other to only do better than we have done before. That our ideas which may seem crazy is not to one or another. Karen has taught me to better myself in many ways where I seem to believe I just could not do. She was there through all the rough times I went through in my life. She showed me to be stronger and to not let anything get to be because at the end of the day I am who I am, whether people like it or not I have to accept myself for who I am. That took me a while to realize but now I love myself for who I am and I will only learn how to love myself even more. I am truly blessed to have a cousin / best friend like Karen in my life.
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