Advice to My Mini-Me

High School Graduation…..

When I started writing this out, the idea was to create a little something for my future. While I am still young, giving my thoughts on things that I wish I knew or words of encouragement I wish I would have gotten. I wanted to look back and pull this out to share with my daughter. (Yea I am preplanning lol). But for today, this post, Advice to My Mini Me is dedicated to my little sister. My sister and I are 8 years apart. We are completely different and completely alike. I definitely see myself in her when I was in high school. I have been that big sister that is always there (literally) and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Today my little sister graduates from high school. It seems unreal, but I am ready to continue to see her transition into the young lady she will become.

Graduating from high school is exciting. You are literally stepping into a new world. New opportunities and new people. Along with all the exciting things that graduating high school and stepping into college provides, it also provides you with a lot of pressure.

I just want to give her and a few others that are graduating some pointers.

Here it goes….
  1. Do what makes you happy
  2. Be who makes you happy
  3. Maintain good grades
  4. Look into and prepare for the future
  5. Be active in school (clubs/organizations/sororities)
  6. Remember someone is always watching you
  7. Make your own money (It feels good to not have to ask).
  8. Balance…. Manage a social life and alone time
  9. Remember to never lose sight of who you are
  10. Make memories
  11. Love yourself first
  12. Admit when you are wrong
  13. Don’t spend a lot of time entertaining “potential”
  14. Make new friends
  15. Remember everyone is not your friend
  16. If it means something to you, fight for it
  17. Protect your body
  18. Accept your setbacks to make a comeback
  19. Never ever settle… Never ever
  20. Don’t give into peer pressure
  21. Your intuition is 99% right. Listen to it
  22. Forgive.. But you don’t have to always forget
  23. Understand you won’t always have life figured out
  24. Embrace your flaws
  25. Dress the way you want to be addressed
  26. Don’t forget to treat yourself sometime
  27. Don’t let your pride get in the way
  28. Be the person you want to find
  29. Enjoy the little things
  30. Life is short… Don’t sleep it away
  31. Travel
  32. Treat them how you want to be treated
  33. Never burn bridges
  34. Always water your own grass
  35. Follow your dreams
  36. Always carry a book
  37. Always be a lady
  38. You learn so much by simply observing others
  39. Know that I always love you
  40. Value your education
  41. Make your coins
  42. Value yourself
  43. Don’t hold grudges… Life is too short
  44. Always be prepared
  45. Don’t make the same mistake twice
  46. Surround yourself with like minded friends
  47. Treat yourself
  48. Find your quote and stick to it
  49. Pray about everything
  50. Keep God first

As I said initially, this started for another reason, but I knew Ā I wanted to do share somethings with you. I hope you take what I said and understand it. Know that I love you and support you always. I hope that you enjoy your college life. Please know that it will pass by in the blink of an eye. One day you enter your first college class and the next you are prepping to walk across the stage again. Take in every minute of it. Work hard and enjoy life.


Your Big Sis


  1. sadiastruth

    May 22, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    I love this message for your sister, it is a big responsibility. Although I am way past the high school age I can still take on your advice so thank you for that x

    1. DreciaRenee

      May 22, 2018 at 7:01 PM

      Thank you! && yes it really is a universal message for everyone. Iā€™m glad you could relate. Thanks

  2. eregaillard

    May 23, 2018 at 3:17 AM

    Great advice!!! Hope she takes these with her, in life <3

    1. DreciaRenee

      May 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM

      Thank you šŸ™‚

  3. V at LoveBecomesHer

    May 23, 2018 at 4:34 AM

    this is so sweet, go big sis!

    1. DreciaRenee

      May 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM

      Lol thanks I try šŸ˜‰

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