When A Younger Sister Marries First

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Love, Self

How a big sister's worry helped to reassure the love for her lifestyle.

Growing up, I was never the girl who dreamed of her perfect wedding gown or envisioned where the ceremony would take place. Instead, my future consisted of covering concerts and stalking bands for an interview. There's nothing wrong with that, right? Lemondrop: 5 Dating Rules That Can Help Your Career.

One afternoon, while at my day job -- which was much less glamorous than my dream of living "Almost Famous" -- I heard my phone vibrate and saw I had a text message from my younger sister. Interested, I opened it to find a picture of an engagement ring that read, "We're engaged!" Lemondrop: Waiting For A Guy To Propose? What's Wrong With Doing It Yourself?

I thought it was a joke.

You see, my sister dated a lot. Not to say I never thought she'd settle down, but my parents and I had a phrase going: Every time she'd bring a new boy home, we'd joke that he was the latest member of the Boyfriend of the Month club. Lemondrop: Wish You Had A Serious Boyfriend? Try Having Two.

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Written by Annie Reuter for Lemondrop.