"So fail. Be bad at things. Be embarrassed. Be afraid. Be vulnerable. Go out on a limb or two or twelve. You will fall, and it will hurt. But the farther you fall, the higher you will rise. The higher you rise, the clearer your future becomes. Failure is a gift, welcome it. There are people who spend their whole lives wondering how they became the people they became, how certain chances pass them by, why they didn’t take the roads less traveled. Those people aren’t you. You have front row seats to your own transformation and in transforming yourself, you might transform the world. It will be electric, and I promise it will be terrifying. Embrace that; embrace the new person you’re becoming. This is your moment. I promise you, it is now, not two minutes from now, not tomorrow, but really now. Own that, know that deep in your bones, go to sleep every night knowing that, wake up every morning remembering that, and keep going."
"Stop trying to “get it together.” The biggest lie we’re told when we’re growing up is that soon as we’re adults, as soon as we’re in college, finish college, get that job, have that steady income, find that someone special, “find ourselves,” find that perfect house, get that retirement fund, have those children, everything will fall into place. Here’s a secret: it won’t. Every new development in your life, good or bad, big or small, will come with its own very special set of challenges. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be."
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"Hydrate yourself. Drink water with lemon; it’s good for you. Watch your posture. Remember to take your meds. If you can, hug a dog today. Don’t overwork yourself. It’s okay to take breaks. Treat yourself. It doesn’t have to be a big treat. Maybe you can just treat yourself to a cup of tea or a few minutes of relaxation. Or you can go all out and treat yourself to something big and fabulous. Either way, treat yourself. Remember that all this is temporary, and all bad things must end eventually. Speaking of bad things ending, it’s time to forgive yourself. You’ve already suffered more than enough. If you have exams coming up, do your best, but remember that grades don’t define your worth. You define yourself. It’s okay to make mistakes. Learning is a life-long process. So is growing. You still have plenty of times. You are not too late. You are not too messed up. You are not messed up except in the sense that we’re all a bit messed up and it’s okay. You’re more than good enough. You’re doing great and you deserve wonderful things. Don’t waste your entire life always waiting for the end of the day, for the weekend, for summer, for things to change, for something better. Enjoy as much of the present as you can. Now is happening. Now is good. Now belongs to you. Maybe go for a walk or spend the entire day binge watching your favorite shows on Netflix. No matter what you decide to do, I hope you have an amazing day."
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