It’s inevitable. I will be like my twin despite trying all throughout my life to differentiate myself from “my other half”. As little girls, people could only tell us apart from the different color watches we wore. Today it’s the notable difference in hair length. My twin sports a pixie cut while I wear mine to my shoulders. Efforts to differentiate myself, to attempt to disconnect myself from the permanent chain linked between myself and her, have all been for naught. We have gone to different high schools, we have different friends groups, we live apart, but all that effort is rendered useless when I see her walk into class wearing an outfit strikingly similar to the one I’m wearing when I see her. We both are majoring in Finance. We both are drawn to marketing and data analytics. We both have the same opinions on everything. We both have very sensitive stomachs. We both love the same perfumes. The similarities never stop.
Instead of wasting energy on trying to be different, I’ve learned that because it is inevitable, why not just embrace it and move on? We exist from the same initial conditions, genetics and environmental wise. We always seem to frequently converge at various points throughout our life despite these both our efforts to shoot off into opposite directions. I no longer mind. In fact, I look forward to the next occurrence of “freaky twin stuff”.