1+ it's okay-- no, vital -- to be you. to be you beautifully and utterly, without justification.
2+ your mother is your biggest advocate and best friend, if you will let her be.
3+ great things come from the small things ventured.
4+ date the hell out of a lot of great men and don't regret it.
5+ be a lady with edge. wear dresses. be gracious. cuss occasionally. (see four)
6+ God is there. always. and He loves you. always.
7+ wordlessly demand respect and you will receive it.
8+ take care of your body and the respect and appreciation will come.
9+ rain is not an inconvenience. it's a fresh start to the day.
10+ don't limit yourself to friends just like you. choose people to broaden your views.
11+ be humble. understate.
12+ be bold. flaunt.
13+ the past is past. let it be.
14+ do things you wouldn't.
15+ go anywhere you haven't.
16+ be opinionated. be boundless. suffocate the apathy with passion.
17+ choose to have love so vast that your heart can't hold it. let it spill. be kind.
18+ we're all a little weird, or a lot weird. find people who love your weird.
19+ open yourself to learning. consciously and deliberately stretch your mind.
20+ the world doesn't end.
those nights the blood sits heavily in your veins and your bones splinter
and you know you won't make it..... you will. you always will.
so have a little faith.