more notes for my daughter

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Let her learn from my mistakes, please.
Part one here.

  • Be you. The world will adjust.
  • Say no to the things you don’t want to do – you don’t need an excuse.
  • Eat junk food while your metabolism is good.
  • School is great, but educate yourself on the things they leave out, too; money, things that grow, gender issues, life hacks, health, and how to make dinner out of one bendy carrot and some old pasta.
  • Don’t believe everything you think.
  • “If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.”
  • Life is too short to worry about matching socks.
  • Less is more. This is generally true of all things, but especially words and possessions.
  • If it doesn’t matter, let it go.
  • Tell the truth. Honesty is the highest art.
  • Find the people who love like you do.
  • Don’t compare yourself to strangers on the internet.
  • Drink more water.
  • Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
  • If a feature of a woman’s appearance doesn’t have a male counterpart, it probably isn’t a real thing. See, saddlebags, VPL, thigh gap, cankles.
  • Babies have cellulite. It isn’t uhealthy or shameful or something to fix – it’s normal human functioning.
  • Set really good passwords, with non-dictionary words.
  • Kittens are less trouble than puppies.
  • Sometimes the hardest battles are between what you think and what you feel.