*That I love the idea of days like Valentine's Day (and all other holidays), but things never go the way I planned and I crumble under the pressure. So sometimes it's better for my sanity to just treat every special day like it's just another day.
*You can be 26 years old and still think you're 22. And that feeling might be eternal. And that's okay.
*Reaching your goal hair length might take an entire decade.
*Smiles are contagious. Put on your biggest smile (even if you aren't all that excited to be doing what you're doing) and everyone around you will appreciate you for it.
*Just because your house will never look as beautiful as your boards on Pinterest doesn't mean you can't pin dozens of new ideas every day anyway.
*Drinking a coke in the morning and in the evening may not be healthy, but it's okay to have a few guilty pleasures if they bring you happiness.
*Try living your life for you instead of living it for everyone else. Even if it's just for a day.
*If you spend every single day dreading going to work the next day, it's time to move on. Even if it means taking a drastic pay cut. No amount of money is worth losing your spunk in life.
*Your values and beliefs don't have to be identical to everyone else's around you. Stay true to yourself and you might be surprised about how much you can grow.
*You will find a way to have the kind of life that you want to live.
*If shopping at Walmart makes you in a bad mood, find somewhere else to shop.
*Uggs might not be the cutest things in the world. In fact, they might even be ugly. But they keep my feet warm and that's really all that matters.
*I'm always sure until I doubt.
*It's okay to have a plan for everything, but try not to have a complete meltdown when it doesn't go the way you planned it.
*Summer will always come around again.
*It's okay to be tough on yourself sometimes. Just because you hate cooking and running doesn't mean you shouldn't make yourself cook or run every once in a while.
*Flowers die. Cars get dents. The floors will only stay clean for .5 seconds.
*Real, true friendships don't happen every day. When they do, never let them go.
*Jam out to Taylor Swift if you want. Let them judge.
*If it's worth fighting for, keep fighting.
*If you don't like where the ending of a book is headed, you don't HAVE to finish it. Book endings are one of the only things you can control.
*Be open with people and they will be open with you. You might be surprised at how quickly your relationships will deepen.
*Go ahead, eat that extra cupcake. But don't be surprised if you have to do crunches later.
*The lifespan of a beloved pet is way shorter than that of a man. And it will always be one of the cruelest realities in life.
*Some of the best days of your life are yet to come.
*Love the people in your life deeply. They were given to you for a reason.