My big brother Darien easily influenced everything I am today. Being eleven years older than me, I worshipped the ground he walked on and wanted to be just like him. He introduced me to his interests, many of which are my own now too. I lost him the summer before my sophomore year in high school and I will now be entering my senior year. It is so strange to think he won’t see me walk across that stage next year. There are so many things I wish we got to talk about and sometimes when I watch a new anime or read a new manga, I want nothing more than to talk to him about it. I wish he could see the young woman I’m growing into and the things I have accomplished. Every single thing I do is in his honor because I know that I may not be able to talk to him now, but when I do I want to have so many great stories to tell him.