Most of these are from my father.
  1. Be nice to everybody. Even the people who are mean to you for no reason.
    In the third grade a girl told me I was " un pajaro feo" which translates to "an ugly bird". I told my dad this thinking he would help me come up with a meaner comeback. Instead he told me to call her "un mariposa linda" which means "a pretty butterfly". It didn't make sense to me but the next day I told her anyways. We became biffles after that. And she apologized for being such a bitch. This piece of advise has always steered me away from drama.
  2. A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle
    This is a line from the movie The To Do List. This is the kind of advise I'll be giving to my sister who is going through some intense boy craze stage.
  3. Whatever you do, don't stop
    My dad would like to remind me this every once in a while. He got it from the Confucius quote "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." Remembering this has kept me sane while perusing acting.
  4. Start exercising as early on as you can.
    My mother would practically beg me to workout with her in high school and only sometimes would I actually join her. But she always told me its a lot easier getting into shape when you're younger which will make it easier to maintain when you're older. Now I'm wishing I listened to her more. As soon as your metabolism slows, it becomes so much harder to stay fit.