Just like the rest of your family, you can’t choose who your twin is. However, being a twin is a different dynamic compared to the relationships I have with my two other sisters and parents. Although I value my relationships with my older and younger siblings, they often say Camille and I have a dynamic unlike anyone else in our family.

Camille and I share almost everything: clothes, shoes, a birthday, and even a bedroom. Most people think this would be really annoying but it’s actually one of my favorite things about being a twin. You never have to go through anything alone.

The first day of classes at a new school, Camille and I had each other by our sides, when we knew no one else.

As much as I love being a twin, it can be challenging. Many people think that because Camille and I are twins we act the same, do the same extracurricular activities, think the same thoughts, and feel the same pain.

This is not true, Camille and I are very different, but I think that’s why our relationship works.

I can be a little bit cold towards people when I first meet them but Camille will remind me that I shouldn’t push people away when I first meet them.

Camille is an extrovert and I am an introvert, which helps us both push the other outside of our comfort zones. Camille is more emotional than I am so I try to help her think rationally, rather than with her emotions when she’s stressed or struggling in any way.

They say that life is better when you have someone to share it with.

With Camille, I always have a friend to go through life with. To give me help when I won’t ask for it, to remind me it’s okay to show emotion and to make me laugh when it feels impossible.