if you’re blessed enough to have a family,
large and sprawling or a single partner in crime,
finish each other’s sentences or embarrassingly polar opposite,
generous and caring or every man for himself,
take care of them.
any way you can. time. money. send a letter to your grandma. take your dad to lunch. do a chore for your sibling. hug your mom everytime you leave the house.
we’re all finding ourselves,
and trust me, I know that means putting a little air between you and the people you used to lean on,
stop fighting just to fight. stop distancing just to distance. life is too hard to do alone. for you, and for them.
learn from their mistakes. fall in love with their differences.
for the people who knew YOU before you knew who that was