I've made it a mission to look on the bright side, but sometimes bright sides don't freaking exist.
First off, stop going in tanning beds and don't let anyone talk you into getting bangs. Trust me. With that out of the way, here are a few other things to keep in mind as you navigate the insane world of high school, college, and early adulthood.
To quote nearly all of my past boyfriends as they broke up with me, "Seriously, you're great. It's not you." But this time, these words are genuine. It's not a fault of yours if someone doesn't get what you're putting out into the universe. Humans are different.
He wouldn’t have come within ten feet of my crazy. I was the same person back then, but he wouldn’t have been able to see it. I couldn’t even see it, after all.
As it turns out, *being engaged* means more than addressing invitations and planning a seating chart.
In defense of getting excited, being a try-hard, and giving a sh*t about everything.
"You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce."
I've decided it’s time that I at least TRY to write about this guy. After all, his friendship and his death altered the course of my life, and it seems crazy that I haven't spoken about it yet.
Eat because you love your body. Exercise because you love your body. You need your body to last you a long time – the sooner you befriend it, the better.
I'm great at verbally demolishing someone who makes me angry, but (surprise surprise!) that's not always the proper reaction.