1.) You’re gonna feel lonely, but you’re never ever alone.
2.) Let your mom hug you. Let your dad hug you. Let your brother hug you. Let your family know you.
3.) You’re gonna worry about shit that won’t matter a week later and you’re gonna feel like it’s the end of the world. It’s not, just breathe.
4.) Never be ashamed to stand up for who/what you believe in and don’t let those bastards get you down about it.
5.) People won’t say “I love you,” instead they’ll say “How was your day?” “Please be careful.” “This made me think of you.” Never mistake those statements for mindless blabber.
6.) Fights with friends will always suck. Know when you’re at fault and apologize. No one needs to lose someone special over a miscommunication.
7.) There will be days when you smile and laugh and days where you’ll be silent and distant. You need all of those days to survive.
8.) Don’t take your unexpressed anger out on people who have nothing to do with it.
9.) You’ll always remember that girl you met at your friends birthday party and the way her lips tasted like vodka and candy.
10.) Don’t let the boy with a beard and a mini-van ruin your time because you ‘broke his heart,’ your friends didn’t like him much anyway.
11.) The boy with big brown eyes and a crooked smile will have your heart, but you will never have his. Don’t beat yourself up about it.
12.) Bottling up your emotions until you have a breakdown hasn’t working in the past, so it’s not gonna work in the future, don’t be afraid to look for help.
13.) Your best friend will make a lot of decisions you don’t agree with, but always be there for her when her walls come crumbling down because you know she would do the same for you.
14.) Your other best friend will keep making the same mistakes with the same types of people. Stop her from getting hurt for the 400th time.
15.) All 7 of your best friends are going to need you at one point, be there. No matter how small the situation may seem, always fucking be there.
16.) Don’t give up on your passion just because it’s ‘unrealistic,’ you can do anything you want if you want it enough.
17.) Sometimes you’ll get into your car and drive for hours while listening to sad music, you’ll park and scream or cry. Let it all out until you can’t feel anything at all, this is how you start fresh.
18.) No matter what dreams you have in store for the future, don’t forget where you came from. The dead roads and broken down shops of your shitty hometown will always be home."