visit the ocean atleast once. i guarantee that it will change your perspective.
be a dreamer. i insist that you, my darling, be a dreamer.
never let anyone tell you what to do with your life. if you want to be a famous movie star, pack up and head off to los angeles. if you want to work in a retail store for minimum wage for the rest of your life because you just LOVE people, do it. and do it with pride. do whatever makes you want to get up in the morning. there is no right or wrong here, my child. only happiness.
love. please, love with every ounce of your being. from the tips of your fingers to the ends of your toes, i want you to love. love is what makes this whole damn thing worth it. i assure you. there will be falls, and there will be tragedies. heartbreaks and breakdowns. it'll hurt and it will scar. never ever let it shape how you feel about the next person to come along in your life. don't let it leave you jaded. that's how you miss the good stuff. and there IS good stuff.
don't over analyze. i spent far too much of my life thinking. thinking about things that in the end, held no real significance. i urge you to take risks. they won't all be smart choices, but they will be choices, and in this life, that is what you have. the ability to make your own decisions. i trust you will make the right ones, or atleast learn from the wrong ones.
don't put anyone down. don't insult anyone for the choices they make. don't put too much value in the little things. don't judge people on what they look like, what they do, how they live or who they love. we're all people just trying to figure this thing out, we just have different ways of going about it. never be afraid of things that are different.
travel. even if it's not across the oceans, go across the country. i urge you to get in a car alone, or with some of your closest friends and just drive. people out there have amazing stories, sweetheart. and they just won't have an impact on you until you hear it straight from their mouths. men, who will tell you of the 'good old days'.. who will tell you they live a life alone, having their one true love die far before her time. they will tell you heartbreaking stories that will restore your faith in the human race. true love exists, and there are people out there living it.
be kind. be a generally decent person. there are people out there who are dying to meet someone like you. there aren't many of you left. take pride in the fact that you know who you are and aren't willing to change your foundation for anyone. be respectable and be patient.
most importantly, my love, laugh. this is a fucked up world with fucked up views and fucked up people, and sometimes all you can do at the end of the day is laugh. just laugh. take it all in stride and never stop seeing the humor in things. have fun. live a fun life. don't take anything, even yourself, too seriously.
find love, laughter and everything lovely in all things.
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