When You Are Friends with an Only Child

As a kid, being an only child felt FANTASTIC (most of the time)! As an adult, it's HARD! Many times in my adult life I've been informed that I don't understand what it means to have a sibling and the bond, to which I agree. However, it goes both ways and it's nearly impossible to explain what it's like to be an only child as an adult. So, if you aren't an only child but you are friends with at least one, please take the time to read below to learn a bit more about the struggles of the adult only child life and how your engagement in the friendship matters. 
1. Friendships are IMPORTANT.  I know this doesn't only apply to only children, but unlike those who have active siblings, we don't have an a built in support system. Yes, I have a fantastic mother and stepfather who are always there for me and my mom is like a best friend, but sometimes I just wish I had one sibling.  One peer to call to just vent and not have to worry about burdening my mother with my struggles but also understands. Because after all, she is my mother which as a mother myself, I understand the wanting to take away all of your child's pain immediately and how overwhelming that can be.

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My New Adventure!

Yesterday, as I was sitting around thinking about life and how fast it moves, I had one of those moments. You know that moment that everything around you stops and you get an idea that you know has been lingering in your brain just waiting to be noticed? Yeah, that kind of moment. Today, I took action and started my newest YouTube adventure: Daily Gratitude

The goal of this channel is not to make super fancy or nicely edited videos, but instead it will feature a video (likely a one-take) every single day where I share my gratitude with the world. Each day I will answer the following questions and challenge my viewers to do the same:

1. What are you grateful for today?

2. Who are you grateful for today?

3. Amazing thing(s) that happened today?

4. How could I make today better?

5. What would make today great?

Below is Day 1. Ready to join me? Subscribe to Daily Gratitude and share with me every day what you are grateful for! Spread love, not hate.