1) If you don’t like your instructor, drop the class. If you can’t find something on the menu within five minutes, leave the restaurant. If you can’t see yourself marrying them, end the relationship.
2) Go visit your grandparents. They love you and have such high hopes for you. Even when you let them down they will still think the sun shines out of your ass. They will also probably give you money or buy you groceries.
3) Your best friend is the one that drives across town at 1am with your favorite movies and ice cream when you experience your first college breakup.
4) You will experience a lot of college breakups.
5) Stop worrying about falling in love. Fall in love with yourself. Because it’s gonna be you that you’re stuck with when everyone leaves you.
6) Happiness is an emotion and our emotions change on a daily basis. You will never “be” happy. But you will feel happiness. You could have two really good days and on the third you could want to kill yourself. Don’t. You will feel happy again.
7) On the day you want to die, get up. Get the fuck up. Get out of bed and shower for your sake and for everyone who encounters you sake. Put on your favorite outfit and go to your favorite restaurant with your best friend. Then go home and cry your eyes out for an hour. It is okay to fall apart. It is not okay to stay that way.
8) It is okay if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. Take some time away from everyone, try to connect with something. Find something that makes you raise your eyebrows and plants goosebumps on your skin.
9) If that job doesn’t bring in a lot of money, that’s okay. Do it anyways. You don’t want a job that is a chore. What good is it if you have a big fancy house if you hate getting out of bed every morning because your job bores you?
10) Tomorrow is not a guaranteed thing. Stop worrying about the future because it may not happen. Are you happy with your life the way it is now? Can you look yourself in the mirror and say you love yourself? Focus on that. Focus on now.
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