1. Eat breakfast
    Yeah, it's not my greatest food love but it's an important part of the day. On that same note, I need to get better about making sure I eat a proper lunch too.
  2. It's okay to say no.
    No, really, it is. I mean some people might get mad but whatever.
  3. There's nothing wrong with spending a quiet night at home.
    Look— I totally get that I need to go out and socialize, but some nights I just want to sit on my couch and watch old episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race in peace.
  4. Your worth isn't determined by the number on the scale.
    I've been sooooooo hard on myself about this lately and although it kills me to admit it, I know I've allowed it to blind me to all the things that make me a decent person.
  5. As much as it hurts sometimes, it's better to be single than to be in a relationship just because you're lonely.
    I'm pretty okay with my relationship status for the most part but it does get hard at times when my Instagram timeline goes from summer weddings to couple costumes to family Christmas card pictures.
  6. Quit apologizing for everything.
    "I'm sorry" shouldn't be one of your automatic responses to things, Sweet Pea.
  7. Your time is valuable.
    As my mom likes to tell me, "If you don't value your time, nobody else will either." [We won't discuss the fact that I've spent approximately 12,346 hours of my life waiting on her. 😬]
  8. Embrace your weird
    Some people aren't going to appreciate my expansive knowledge of trivia, the way I nerd out over certain things, or my deep love for RuPaul/Jinkx Monsoon/Bianca Del Rio, but some people do.
  9. There's probably a reason why you keep coming back to that dream so have some faith and a little patience.
    Some foundations take a little longer to build, okay?
  10. Log out of social media every once in a while
    I'm sure my twelve followers can go a day or two without yet another picture of my dog or a bad joke. [Side note: I do want to say that my failure to respond to comments lately isn't because I don't love you guys anymore. Life just keeps intruding on my time. 💛]
  11. You are not a failure.
    A little lost? A little mixed up and unsure? Absolutely, but definitely not the f*cked up failure you tend to see yourself as. And on that same train of thought...
  12. Get out of your head.
    There's no denying that it can be a vibrant, funny, spectacular place but it's also a place that makes it easy to rip myself apart. And lately— especially at night— I've kind of struggled with that a bit. But instead of taking a dip in those choppy waters, I need to get out of there and go call a lifeguard or read a book or something.
  13. Breathe
    It's better to take a second to find my emotional footing than to end up in the fetal position under my desk, sucking my thumb and longing for my momma. Erm, not that that's ever happened
  14. You're worthy of love.
    Despite what the mean girls in your head try to fool you into thinking, you're pretty freaking fantastic.