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.
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.
I'm great at verbally demolishing someone who makes me angry, but (surprise surprise!) that's not always the proper reaction.
I realized that I had fallen into the trap of thinking there were certain "rules" of dating that I needed to follow.