As girls, teens, and young women, my younger sister, beat me hands down.
I truly stood in her shadow. How I envied her. She was so much more personable, likeable and quite frankly, she was far prettier.
Years later, I learned that she envied me for my love of learning and studying............who would have guessed!
Today, I have the benefit of experience in various careers, and am
able to negotiate for my pay. Though, I do have some " fine lines" and
a touch of grey, my little sister, works for a paltry pay, and looks as though
she has lived a haggard and hard life......and she has.
I was the bookworm, and she was the party girl.......commanding all the attention.
When I saw her recently, I was shocked by her appearance!
If we went into the same job marketplace.........she, although capable, would be
seen as " old", I would be viewed as 'experienced', though we both learned our life skill ( cooking) from the same Grandmother.
There was a time, that I envied my little sister, today, I wish she had taken
a different road, and not have been so hard on herself......the hardness, shows.
My face is what it is, but she could have studied and still have been pretty.
A woman can not depend upon " pretty" alone........time will rob you of your assest.
Still, I adore my little sister, and I so wish that we had remained closer in our adult lives......I very rarely speak of her.
She relied on her good looks and entertaining attitude, and they have betrayed her, leaving her, wrinkled, haggard, and in poverty. It is very much like a young sensational, bright star, burning out too quickly.