advice adults have given me, in reverse chronological order


you're old enough to know better. try not to work too hard. be kind to yourself. don't be
too careful. splurge a little every once in a while. don't wear pointy shoes; they make you
look like an elf. you have to put yourself out there. you have to go after what you want. 
you really have to find yourself a nice young man. be patient, your time will come. work
hard. just because you can afford it doesn't mean you should buy it. don't apologize. know
your thesis statement. is there another word for this? that's enough. those sneakers are 
not for PE class. be kind to others, because when a lot of things no longer count, kindness
will, still. bring an umbrella. take your vitamins. take an afternoon nap. boys suck. focus.
stay right where you are. you're too young to understand. just say you're sorry. be careful.