1. Don’t ever, ever be afraid to stand up and take what you know is rightfully yours.
You know that you have the right to be there just as much as anyone else. Well then, girl (or boy), walk those feet over there and show them who's boss! What, like it’s hard?
2. Don’t let the haters get to you.
Someone shows you that they hate you and tries to push you over the edge? They do everything that they can to embarrass you? Show them that it doesn’t bother you and that they can’t walk all over you! Take any embarrassment that comes with it and own it. Use it to boost your confidence and show everyone you are proud of who you are and here to stay. And if you have to do it in a bunny costume, then so be it.
3. Own your strength.
Don’t let the people who want to see you fail get to you. You are strong, and you are independent. Own it! No one can take that away from you.
4. It’s okay to be proud of what you’ve done for yourself.
Be proud of what you’ve accomplished! Give yourself a pat on the back for everything you’ve achieved. (Like that rockin’ LSAT score.)
5. Treat yo self.
Make yourself feel good! Don’t be ashamed to think that you deserve a small spa day (or a big one). Take yourself out and make your own day. You don’t need others to take care of yourself!
6. Don’t let failure stop you.
Everyone fails sometimes. It’s a part of being successful! Treat every misstep as something exciting to learn and grow from. There are always going to be hardships in our lives, so decide to learn from those experiences instead of letting them get you down! Remember, every failure leads to a chance to be greater.
7. Stop wasting your time trying to fit in.
After all, what fun is that? Follow who you are, not the crowd. You and your Gemini vegetarian dog can take on the world!
8. Always know when it is time for you to walk away from a toxic relationship.
Even if there are people out there that tell you your dreams are utterly crazy, go for it. Every dream is worth pursuing, and you never know what other good things you may discover along the way. After all, it’s the journey, not the destination!
10. Don’t ever let go of the friendships that stand the test of time.
Those are the friends you can always count on to be there to teach you how to bend and snap or lend a shoulder to cry on. They are the hardest to find and the best ones to hold on to.