No boy is going to buy you flowers, at least not right now. Go be yourself, go laugh, go snort, go tuck your hairs behind your ears and have a nice cup of coffee. Treat yourself to brunch and tip the waitress a little extra. Sometimes it’s okay to break down and cry until your eyes are puffy, but afterwards you just gotta pick yourself up and deal with it.

Go read for a whole afternoon and forget about your homework. Turn your phone off for the whole day and not think about who is or isn’t texting you. Tell the people that you love that you love them, call them, don’t text. Tell the boy or girl that you like that you like them. What is the worst thing that could happen? You’re almost grown but sometimes it’s fun to be goofy. Go outside and pick flowers, make a crown, put them in a vase or take pictures of them. Never be shy to take a photo, never be afraid to ask strangers to take your photo, even if you’re alone. Please please please travel. Travel when you can and travel by yourself or with people you love. Meet strangers and make them friends, lovers, companions. Do not let anyone tell you how you should live your sexual life. It’s your business, not your parents, not your pastors, not your friends, nobody’s but yours.

Never apologize for something you’re not sorry for, and if you do don’t be sorry that you did. Fall in love, fall out of love, if it takes you years to get over it be proud of that, if it takes you weeks be proud of that. Be proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished, be excited for the great things that are to come. Be happy, please be happy.