I’ve often been asked what it’s like being one half of a twin. With no other references – it’s just me and my twin brother Milan at our home – I’d guess that it’s something like having a brother-and-sister-bond, but times two. There’s something pretty special about growing up literally exactly at the same time, and going through every stage of life as a duo.
We’ve counted down the seconds to our 10th birthday together (‘now we’re really mature! combined we’re twenty years old!’), went off to high school the same year (with little backpacks and on ‘real’ bikes), had our inside jokes that our parents didn’t know about, stuck together on month-long holidays that took us to Asia, South America and the States (like that one time we were six and made up our own language? Must have been so terribly annoying for our parents). And we even lived together for three-and-a-half years in Amsterdam. In an apartment that in no way was big enough to house the both us, our boyfriend and girlfriend all the while keeping sane. We wanted to smash each others brains out at times.
By now, we’ve gone our separate ways and still live about five minutes away from each other, and we’re the best of friends. We’re always happy together and know we’ve got each others’ back no matter what. It’s not like we’re mind readers as twins, but we can always tell how someone is really feeling. Just by the way our voices sounds or little things we do. (If Milan gets irritated, he can’t sit still and starts talking a lot faster. It’s pretty funny, actually). We’re both super busy (Milan is an accountant at a big international firm and I’m incredibly proud!), but there’s a little What’s App message every day or so. Yup, we’ve got this twin selfie game on lock.
Anyway, I can’t say anything other than that these images kind of speak for themselves to answer the question ‘what’s it like to be a twin?’. It’s the best! Someone’s always looking out for you, and there’s always someone to celebrate your birthday with! And in case you are all up for some more if this bromance happiness on CHAPTER FRIDAY every now and then, I’ve already come up with some pretty catchy titles. What the Twin wears or This Twin’s got style anyone?