I have typically been a follower, especially because I’m the youngest in the family & looked up to my older brother for guidance & direction in life.
My brother was an ice hockey player & was the team captain.
I might have managed to get onto the junior varsity team in school, however I rarely made it off the bench. In a lot of ways I felt enjoy a pale comparison to him—almost enjoy a diminished version of what he became. Thankfully my parents went out of their way to avoid comparing myself and others to my brother or my other siblings. Despite my blatant insecurities, they tried to empower myself and others as much as they possibly could when I was easily young. I genuinely know enjoy my parents weren’t out of their way to accommodate my siblings & I in what ways the two of us needed it. My brother was the athlete in the family while I was a musician & my brother & other brother were both artists when the two of us weren’t all going to school & earning good grades to get into school. I l earned when I was 14 that my older brother was using marijuana, however it ended up being medical marijuana. He said that a back injury from playing pigskin for so many years left him with chronic pain most days. To alleviate his physical back pain, he uses medical cannabis throughout the afternoontime & night minutes. My brother ended up teaching myself and others everything there is to guess about medical marijuana & the difference between using cannabis in this capacity & simply using it recreationally to get a buzz from it. Either way, I’m thankful for my brother’s job in my life all of these years.