Sharing Life Experiences with A Sibling

November is often a time when people share stories of gratitude and we think that’s great! For the next month the P.S. Blog will feature several Pearson Campus Ambassadors who are grateful for a variety of things: from family and friends to opportunities at their college. What are you grateful for?

10.EmilyKeiserEmily Keiser is a Finance and Management major at Virginia Tech. She plans to pursue a career in finance or sales. Currently, her favorite class is Finance Concepts and Skills. While it’s a very challenging course, she has learned useful information about finance for later in life. Thanksgiving is actually Emily’s favorite holiday and she always spends time with her family enjoying her Grandma’s great food. Her two favorite dishes are her Grandma’s cranberry salad and oyster dressing. Here is what she’s grateful for:

I am grateful for all of my friends and family but I am especially grateful for my sister, Erica. My sister and I are just like any ordinary siblings, we argue and fight, but at the end of the day she will always be my best friend. Once my sister went away to college, she and I did not see or talk as much as we used to. Once I became a Hokie with her, we were back to how we used to be.  It was not until this year when I realized how much she means to me. She graduated from Grad School last year, so this is my first year of college without her. I did not realize how much I would miss her. We went from seeing each other at least twice a week to now seeing each other maybe once a month. It was this year that made me realize how grateful I am to have her in my life.  She and I are closer than we have ever been. Although we will always argue about clothes or makeup, I know she will always be my best friend and she will always be just a phone call away.

Thank you in many different languages written on an open notebook