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Here at Words of Phenya we love to celebrate. I believe if you look closely you will find something to be happy and grateful for every single day – you should cherish your life and rejoice in the choices you make. We especially love to celebrate…love. This first Valentines’ Day I am going to let my words describe you one of the greatest loves of my life.

And it is a girl (short pause for shock).

I believe in friendship and family more than I believe in my own existence. Because without those people around me, who love my weird personality and tend to encourage all my foolish choices, I wouldn’t really have a life – I would just be an empty shell of a person, not living but you know – just existing. Therefore, I figured out, instead of posting a “how to pick the perfect gift for your boy or girl” column, I’d just present to you one of the most valuable and truly incredible souls I have met on this planet.

Ladies and gents let me introduce you to my soulmate. This is my sister from another mister and a brother from a different mother: Poli. We met when we were about 11 or 12 years old at school. She was the new girl, I already had a bestie. But somehow we managed to get so close that soon we were spending a couple of weeks of the summer break in each other’s houses, although she used to live in a small village near my town. We finished primary school and we moved to the capital with our mums. Going to different secondary schools, we had a bit of а fallout, but soon we rediscovered our friendship and it exploded massively into sisterhood. Since then, we’ve been inseparable.

We have been by each other’s side through awkward teenage phases, first loves and first parties, first kisses and all of the break ups. I studies abroad for 4 years and when I got back it was like I never went away in the first place. She spent a couple of summers in the UK and I used to go to her house and sleep there, eat there, all the while missing her terribly. But whenever she got back, it was like she never left. We went through heart-shattering losses of family members together, through some of the wildest summers and through absolutely spontaneous adventures, which made our friendship unsinkable.

This, to me is a true soulmate – someone, who has been there with you – trough the good, the bad, the ugly and the most unbelievable. Someone, who forgives you bossiness and your maniacal cleaning just as easily, as you forgive their forgetfulness and their constant mess. Someone who can tell you what you feel when you are uncertain, because they know your most intimate and secret desires. They know your dark side, they know how to cheer you up, they know your background and have been there all along with absolutely no judgement.

I love you, sis!

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