1. Don’t rush. If there’s something you’ll miss, it will be the time you have now.

2. Stop wasting time blaming yourself and blaming others–things happen for a reason, even if the reason will make sense ten years down the road.

3. Don’t stay around toxic people just because you’re afraid of being alone. Being your own best friend has its perks, and there’s no one else you’ll spend more time with than yourself.

4. Be yourself, unapologetically. It may be embarrassing now, but you will learn that there’s nothing more interesting than someone true to themselves.

5. Don’t be afraid of voicing your thoughts, don’t be afraid of calling out people that hurt you.

6. Write. Write. Write. It will help you clear your mind and also distract yourself when
you’re anxious. Writing will be your best friend.

7. Learn all you can, and enjoy it all you want. Knowledge is the only thing truly yours.

8. Be the friend you need, the friend you want.

9. Read all you can. You’ll find the words you can’t say in the lips of others, you’ll find shelter.

10. Love yourself. That’s the only love you will have, constantly, and the only one that will stick with you even if you fail.