The eldest, the shortest, and according to my mother, the ‘special child.’ 30 years in the making, and what can I tell you? Aside from life hasnt even fully begun. I always considered myself unstoppable, invincible perhaps; I can now conclude I totally had a Napoleon complex growing up; it took a minute, and some growing up, to realize it. At thirty, the growing has been done, and now I’m unstoppable.
Growing up, I always envied my friends and their lack of family. Keep in mind, this was me at age 10, wanting to spend the night at a friends, and never being allowed by my parents. Now, those same friends, some who have lost touch over time, tell me they wish they could be a part this family; I was blessed to be born into this. HAKAKIAN, I swear, I smirk while typing it. It isn’t only my last name – it defines who I am: the product of a family so diverse, and so loving. We’re lucky to have parents who adore us and put us in our place when needs be, and they’re usually right in doing so.