Being in the middle is not easy. Trust me, I know.
You're always being compared either up or down, and you hardly ever just get to be you.
But if you're determined and smart and fiercely independent, you'll make your own path in this world.
Just ask this one.
The middle one. The one who will be leaving her mama in a puddle of tears next year. The one who knows herself at 17 so much more than I did at that age. The one who makes me want to be better.
The one I'm thankful for today.