1) Learn to put on your bracelets and zip up your dresses by yourself. There will be times when you will be alone.
2) Get on a long plane ride. Look out the window. Understand the immensity of our world. Understand your insignificance. Understand your absolute importance.
3) Press the send button. If you don’t say it now, you never will.
4) Do not sneer at happiness or roll your eyes at sadness. Be aware that apathy is not healthy.
5) You are more than the amount of people who want to have sex with you.
6) That pit in your stomach when he doesn’t text you back, it shouldn’t be there. No one should be able to control you like that.
7) Shopping is cathartic. Buy the shoes and deal with one-ply toilet paper for a while.
8) It will get better, but it will never be perfect. Learn to live through the small moments of happiness. When they disappear, remember they will resurface.
9) I promise that cookie will not change anything (except that it will make you smile).
10) Please, please, take care of yourself. You are everything to somebody. You are everything to your self. That alone is enough.
I have NEVER been prouder of myself and my schoolmates. We staged a protest of the new, oppressive, dress code. It’s 97 degrees here on a GOOD day, and we want to wear tank tops and shorts. The current rule is you must have TWO INCH SLEEVES. Shorts must reach mid-thigh. Skirts must reach your knees, pants must have NO holes, patched or not. No maxi-skirts, and wearing a cover-up for sleeves is also against the rules. Currently, You must go home for a dress code violation, therefore telling us our clothes are more important than our education
The dress code SUCKS but today, we started towards a change, and thank god for that.