View attachment 18818 If someone had told Carissa Wilson just 12 months ago that she would find herself struggling in today's world, she more than likely would have laughed in their face. For as long as Cari could remember, she was the one in her family that had the greatest chance of being the most successful. Honors awards, letters of recommendation, grade point averages--they were part of her and her alone. Those little "achievements" knew no place in her twin brother, Mayy's life. He was the party-lover, she was the level-headed sister. But now, the tables had been turned. For once in her 22-years of life on earth, it was now Matt who eclipsed her. Yes, Matt had landed a position at a local engineering firm. Matt was now paying for the apartment that the twins shared. Matt was the one who was now carrying his sister, while Carissa sat on the sidelines, still waiting to hear back from the dozens of businesses where she had marketed her skills as an event planner. For Carissa, it hurt. Needless to say, her current "failure" left her feeling like half the woman she was meant to be. Feeling the need to recollect her thoughts, Carissa headed over to the beach. The warm aquamarine water of the Pacific seemed to have a calming effect on her. She lay on her blanket, stretched out on the sand in a bikini. The sun's rays bathed her body, wrapping her in a warm hug.