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Two things that bloggers are really good at:

+organic recipes

+coming up with excuses why they haven’t blogged in so long

I am good at neither of these things.

But I have stopped in for a day, to say what’s up and fill your heads with dramatic thinking.

Normally, this is where I would promise to post more, but my New Year’s resolution was to keep my promises. Yolo

I’m turning 20 in a couple weeks and I always find myself reflecting over my life around this time of the year.

In the midst of all this life reflecting, I channeled my inner Blair Waldorf and decided to leave the future generation of Jenny Humphrey’s with some humbling advice. So for the topic of this post, I understand that not everyone will relate to what I have to say, which is why it’s mainly directed towards high school girls. Cause HEY would ya believe it??! I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL GIRL ONCE.

So here we go. I hope this list makes you want to run a marathon, write a best selling novel, donate a kidney, graduate with honors, or binge watch Friends on Netflix. Either way.


1.No one is as cool as they seem on Instagram. Not even Kendall Jenner. My girl Alexa Chung said it best when she wrote “Girls, remember that the right filter can be fantastically flattering and she probably doesn’t look that good in real life.”

2.Watch 90 Days Fiancé or Paradise Hotel it will make you feel intelligent beyond compare. Related, Rose and Big Ed have been my favorite couple so far.

3.Get a gym pass. For reals. Even if it’s just so you can get healthy food for free. Damn, those protein bars!

4.Emotions are cool. Cry when you’re sad, cry when you’re happy. Cry when Zac Efron turns 32.

5.But, can we stop romanticizing depression??Don’t let Pinterest make you think that being sad is glamorous and fun.

6.Text that cutie you’re crushing on. Text him TWICE! YOU SHALL NOT BE IGNORED.

7.Never use social media to express how much you hate social media. just think about that one.

8.Let people be happy DANG IT. And more importantly, be happy for them. If your best friend decides to be a scene girl, who listens to Gabrielle, and Nicolay Ramm, then let her. (hi kristine)

9.I mean honestly, being happy for others is one of the most important things we can learn. It’s hard, jealousy is real and sometimes life’s not fair. Be happy anyways.

10.People who don’t comment on Instagram pictures are pebbles in the shoe of life. just do it!

11.Always treat people, with the awareness that none of us know what anyone is going through. So be good to people. It’s such a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

12.Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

13.”Friends” is on Netflix. I’LL BE THERE FOR YOUUUUUU. (And so will Netflix)

14.You are not defined by the amount of likes and comments on your selfie. But DO NOT EVER REGRET POSTING A HELLA CUTE PIC OF YOURSELF. This is important. Everyone deserves to feel good, to feel pretty. Even if they need to use social media to feel that way.

15.Stop comparing guys to movie characters. It will save some heartache. Truthfully, we are asking a lot from boys when we ask things like “why can’t all boys be like Augustus Waters?” I mean, he’s a character in a movie given good lines and a terminal disease, not all guys are going to be like that.

16.Go to lunch with your dad. Stay up late talking to your mom about mean girls, and the cutest boy in school. You’ll never regret the times you spent with your family.

17.Before continuing, get out your old JB album and scream your heart out to “baby.” I know you’re nostalgic of the Bieber fever days. ME TOO. oh justin, you little d bag. I remember the days when my heart would flutter upon hearing your name. May the fever rest in peace.

18.”Comparison is the thief of joy.” Learn this concept. Engrave it in your mind. Once you accept that comparing yourself to others is a complete waste of time, you will be so much happier.

19.Never convince yourself that McDonald’s is a bad idea. How dare. Nothing tastes good as skinny feels? has Candice Swanepoel ever tried a chicken nacho loaded griller?

20.It’s cool to have opinions. It’s cool to know what’s going on in the world. But, remember, you are not edgy and different because you have a controversial opinion.

21.Always dress like you’re going to run into your ex boyfriend. Khloe Kardashian said the best revenge was a good body. I’m also typing this, while doing squats.

22.Apologize. To everyone you’ve ever wronged. No matter how long it’s been. It’s worth it, I promise. Here, I’ll start.

Taylor Swift,

I’m sorry I said I didn’t like your haircut.

It was during the “Haylor” phase. I’m not proud of those times. I’m hoping we can move forward and support each other professionally from here on out.

(But please stop hanging out with Matty Healyyyyyy please!!!)

23.Count blessings, not calories. RIGHT LADIES? *fist bumps you with EXTRA crispy hot sauce chicken wings*

24.Choose good friends. You don’t have time for people who are weird about sharing their deodorant.

25.On the subject of choosing friends, it should be noted that at least one of them should be able to sit next to you on a 12 hour’s flight while listening to a 80’s playlist.

26.Leave the country. I have. I will, and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. Saving every paycheck, and working overtime isn‘t fun, but riding tuktuks in Thailand is. Set goals. Make it happen!!

27.Be nice to everyone. Everyone! A couple months from now, and you’ll never see half of these kids again. So say hi to strangers, say thank you to your teachers. Don’t overthink high school, but for the LOVE, let’s try and enjoy it.

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