By the time I graduated high school, I learned a lot more from the outside world than I had from my textbooks.
Among the many life lessons I have learned, here are some of the most important;
1. Watch what a person does
Actions speak louder than words
2. Be yourself
Being normal is boring!
3. Dogs are all around amazing creatures
Dogs make the best therapists, friends, pillows, etc.
4. Online friendships can be good
Not all friends you meet online are creepy old men
5. Always be kind
Be kind to everyone, no matter what
6. Books are everything
Books can be a great way to escape from reality
7. Family can be the worst
Family can be the most toxic at times. Just because they are a family member does not mean you have to associate with them
8. Mean girls are irrelevant
Those girls who made fun of you? They can't rely on mommy and daddy forever.
9. The world is a lot more beautiful than you think it is
Pay attention to the world around you. It's pretty breathtaking.
10. If you have a dream, go for it
If someone tells you that you can't do something, do it and do it better.
11. Love always overcomes hate
Love is more powerful than hate
Forgiveness is key, but some people just don't deserve it!
13. Trust your gut
Always trust your gut feelings. Chances are you end up being right.
14. Mental health comes first
Whoever said that high school would be the best years of my life was the popular kid in high school.
16. It's OK to not know
Not knowing where you are going in life is OK. I still don't know.
17. Live your life how you want it
Just because your parents want you to be something like a doctor doesn't mean you have to. Go on, go for that theater degree.