1.) Take what you want without hurting others.
3.) You are not obligated to talk to strangers, but if they seem sweet, why not?
4.) Always tell your mom you love her too after she says it on the phone, even if you’re grumpy and mumbly.
5.) Try to be patient even though you are incredibly impatient.
6.) Don’t let the looming future control your peace of mind.
7.) Say no when you want to say no. It’s your right.
8.) Be ashamed of the silly things you’ve done in the past, but let yourself off the hook.
9.) It’s okay to have regrets. “No regrets”? No chance. Reflect on your regrets. Turn them into bad poetry.
10.) If it’s written on a fridge magnet, it’s probably BS.
11.) Your grandmother might disagree with you on a hundred fundamentals but she’s still got wisdom coming out of her ears. Take it in.
12.) Your sisters and brother aren’t perfect, and neither are you. It’s okay to love them as much as you can without worrying what you get in return.
13.) Be kinder to your dad. He doesn’t know how to say it but he wants the very best for you. Help him find those words.
14.) Keep a clean and tidy house. It will make you feel better to treat yourself better.
15.) Do something creative every day. You know your potential and you are scared of it. Push past that fear. Surround yourself with inspiration. Accept that you’ll most likely have to make something bad before you can make something good.
16.) Exercise, eat healthy. Your body and mind are all you have. Treat them as such. Try swimming every day, like Little Edie.
17.) Let jealousy flow over you. It’s a useless, poisonous emotion. Push it away as fast as you can.
18.) Stay stylish as you grow old. Revel in the fun things and never let them pass.
19.) Make a home that fills you with warmth.
20.) Don’t lose your sense of humour or your edge. Keep being just a little bit of an asshole.
21.) Be tough.
22.) It’s okay to feel lonely.
23.) It’s okay to wonder why you may never have that core group of inseparable friends that you see on TV.
24.) You make some shitty mistakes, but you’re not a bad person.
25.) Try to be nice to nice people. Phoney chit chat is exhausting but can lead to something really sincere.
26.) Your hero has a hero of their own. We’re all the same. Except old ladies with eyebrow tattoos. They’re a different breed.
27.) Even Kate Middleton poops.