To My Little Sister As She Starts Her Senior Year Of High School
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To My Little Sister As She Starts Her Senior Year Of High School

Welcome to the Real World!

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To My Little Sister As She Starts Her Senior Year Of High School

Little sis, I can’t believe the day has finally come. As I watch you pull out of the driveway to go to school, I’m reminded of how 18 years ago, you made your debut into the world. I remember being so excited, sitting in the car on the way to the hospital with my “I’m a New Big Sister!” shirt on. And when I first heard you cry, I remember asking mom "why is she crying?" I couldn’t wait to be your big sister. You have been my best friend for 18 years. And over the years, you have become my confidant, my comedian and most importantly, the person I share my hopes and dreams with. Watching you make your way into senior year has made me reflect and appreciate the person you are. It as also made me excited about the person you will become.

I know that Graduation Day will soon be upon us. I will watch you walk across that stage and receive your diploma. When that day comes, I will cry but today I can’t help but smile. I remember starting my senior year of high school and how the possibilities seemed endless. There seemed to be so much opportunity in the “real world” (as all our teachers and parents referred to it). And little sis, I’m here to tell you a secret: there is.

Everyone will try to tell you it gets so much harder from this point. They will try to break your creativity and your spirit with their advice on what adults should or shouldn’t do. They will tell you all the rules to being successful and inform you that if you don't do things the right way, you will fail. I’m not here to tell you the “real world” will always be easy but I’m here to tell you it will be worth it. I'm here to remind you that even if your journey doesn't unfold the way you thought it would, it will still be amazing. You will make mistakes, yes. But you will also accomplish more than you ever thought possible. As you embark on your next adventure, I want you to know that whatever college you choose, opportunities will be waiting. You have a heart that can change the world. I know this because you changed mine.

But most importantly, I want you to enjoy every second of this year. Graduation will come far too soon but I want you to remember every second of this moment in your life. I want you to do every cheesey thing that high school seniors do. It will seem silly now but in 4 years you will look back and smile. Go to every sporting event and cheer your heart out. Go to prom and dance like a fool. Drive around town with your friends just because you can. All these things seem insignificant but in the end, they will be the puzzle pieces that have made you who you are. Little sis, I couldn’t be more proud of the woman you are and I can’t wait to see where the next four years take us.

I love you,

Your Big Sis

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