Tuesday, December 14, 2010

we're the lucky ones.

(attitude.  look it up and this is what you get.)
L-R:  me, in my dorm, junior year.  casee, modeling in chinatown in nyc, summer '08.  corinne, doing the "tyra" in nyc, summer '08.
can you tell we're related??

people have always hated on my sisters and i.  from high school girls, to college boys, we've had our fair share of people who don't agree with who we are and how we present ourselves.  they've been rude, and petty, and have called us names, but we pay no attention to that.

my parents have instilled in us a strong sense of pride, whether they meant to or not.  sometimes we can be quite stubborn, but we hold tight to what we believe in, and it's rare to see one of us back-down.  we know what we want, and we'll take nothing less.

when it comes to the opposite sex, well, our tastes differ, but the general mold is the same. a guy who wants to be with us all the time, but understands that we need space, is kind and giving, but never expects anything from us, and may disagree with us from time to time, but never assume that they have all the right answers (especially if we come from different backgrounds).  lucky me (or maybe lucky him?), ernest is all of these things, and then some.

so now i come to the point of this post: 

yesterday my youngest sister, corinne, posted a status on facebook that instantly had me reaching for the phone and sending her a text.  i wanted to know who her message was to, because it sounded like someone was giving her a hard time for being who she is.  awesome big sister that i am, i was right.  some guy that she used to talk to was telling her that she was too high maintenance and that he is used to girls always going after him, not having to chase a girl himself.

well, corinne laughed at that.  to consider her high maintenance would be a joke.  yes, she does enjoy the good things in life, but she's not spoiled and she's not ungrateful.  in fact, she's a very giving person, and a great friend.  she's independent and doesn't chase boys, that's just not her style.  but she doesn't expect a guy to be following her like a lapdog either.

after talking to my sister about this situation and thinking about it for a few minutes, this quote from a very influential, independent and incredibly stylish woman, popped into my head:

"maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed.  maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them."
-Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

i found it incredibly appropriate and immediately posted it to my sister's wall.  she loved it.  take that, little boys.

contreras girls:  1.  little boys:  0.

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