1. Your dreams aren’t wild or untouchable like everyone tells you. Don’t let anyone stop you from having crazy aspirations, and it’s alright if your dreams don’t match with others.

2. Your beautiful won’t look like everyone else’s beautiful. Anyone or anything that leads you to believe you are not are only sad inside.

3. Spend more time looking at others than in the mirror, it will make you happier. Help others whenever you have the opportunity.

4. If a boy doesn’t like you back, move on. Don’t ever let a boy run your life, and if one ever tells you to do something you don’t want to, always say no. Scream it if you have to.

5. Work for what you want. If you aren’t willing to work for it, you don’t want it enough.

6. Picking on others is never cool. Being kind to people and telling the truth will always be in style.

7. Your parents want the best for you, and if they say things that don’t make sense, trust them. They love you.

8. Go outside. There’s more to see out there than inside. See, do, and try as many new things as you can, except drugs. They aren’t cool.

9. When you’re hurt, don’t give up. There is always a better day just around the corner. Don’t listen to yourself when you’re sad.

10. If you’re a little different, that’s ok. If your friends think you’re weird, one day you’ll find better friends. Don’t ever be afraid to be unique. Oh, and eat your vegetables.

Katie Maxey