“We know we will both be best friends for life. I know there’s nothing that could tear us apart.”
Often times, we think of what it would be like to be a twin. Yet, most of us will never know. Most twins say that they are glad that they are twins and would not want it any other way. However, this does not mean that being a twin is always fun and easy.
When asked what the hardest part of being a twin, Hannah Jones ’19, responded, “Being compared to him. People will always say ‘It was easy for Jordan, why don’t you get it’, and vice versa. I don’t get why people don’t get that we are different people.”
On the other hand, Jacob Speaker ’19 said the hardest thing about being a twin was the lack of alone time. Similar to Jones, he feels compared to his brother, specifically in sports and academics.
For Tiffany Wallace, an All Saints’ alumna, the hardest thing about being a twin is having your own identity. “We may look exactly the same, but our personalities are much different.”
Wallace recalls being compared to her twin, Amanda Endsley, more so in high school than she is now. “We used to compete over grades, cheer, basically anything. Now when we do compare each other, it’s just for stupid little things.”
The experience of being a twin can differ greatly, depending on what gender each twin is. For example, Jones might encounter some different issues that Speaker or Wallace may not be used to experiencing, because her twin is not of the same gender. For example, Jones recalls being embarrassed when she came downstairs in her pajamas, without any makeup, not realizing that her twin, Jordan Jones, had invited a bunch of his friends over.
Jones, Speaker, and Wallace all say that the best part of being a twin is having someone who is always there for you. They can always rely on having their twin there to keep them company. As Jones put it, “You are never lonely.”