|My sister Lauren. She's a genius. Trust me.|
The smartest person I know is my sister Lauren. She is a genius. Trust me. She also understands me like few people do. We were really close growing up because we're only a year apart. I was always a year ahead of her in school until I took two years off and she jumped ahead of me one year. She's been my number one source of help since I returned to school and I am very grateful for her.
I usually don't share my work with my parents, but sometimes they know what's up. Seriously, I probably don't give them enough credit for how smart they are. If I ever need another source of help or insight, my parents are always willing to pitch in their thoughts. I'm happy to use them because they offer an interesting perspective that I couldn't find from my peers. I'm proud to consider them my "homies."
Once I've shared my thoughts and ideas with this selective group of my "homies," I feel more confident when sharing them with others. They are useful sources of help because they give me constructive feedback that I can respect and rely on.