1. Be kind to your mother

2. Travel as much as possible

3. If you’re a woman, carry pepper spray with you

4. Understand that family is just a title for a group of people you share genes with – if something goes wrong, it’s not the end of the world.

5. Be conscious of what you eat in terms of taste and quality, but if you agonize over how many calories something is or how fat you’re going to get, your brain will explode and you will not be able to enjoy anything

6. If you’re going to be stingy, know what you’re saving for

7. Wear color

8. Try as much ethnic food as possible

9. For the ladies: Invest in a nice pair of boots, high heels, flats, comfortable walking shoes, and sandals

10. For the men: Wear cologne – it’ll definitely turn a girl’s head

11. Don’t try to fix everything – just let things be

12. There will be moments when you are so overwhelmed that you can’t bring yourself to do anything and you just sit in a state of stress. I still don’t know exactly how to deal with these situations, but thus far, I just find a friend and get it done

13. Take lots of pictures!! They’re the only things that last

14. When you find friends that you know really care about you, do everything you can to keep them. Remember though that friendship is a type of relationship too, so it’ll take at least a little effort

15. Don’t waste time, but on that same thread, get enough sleep – you can’t function or appreciate things when you’re too tired

16. Learn as many languages as you can

17. Being cool isn’t about drinking a lot or having a zillion friends – it’s about being comfortable in your skin and not being obsessed with an image that you’re trying to fill –ย once that happens, the copious drinking and zillions of friends will come to you

18. Let yourself be loved

19. Drink tea, eat Nutella


This is amazing.. Exactly what I needed today.

Lots of good advice here. My faves: 1 and 19 ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I love you

<3 much of this was inspired by the past weekend haha