One of the absolute best parts of being an adult for me has been knowing myself so well, fully accepting who I am, and being happy about it. It’s awesome. There’s no reason to worry about what someone else is thinking about me and I’ve got zero hours to dedicate to not doing exactly what I want to be doing. This has gotten even easier in my thirties.
So, here’s my quick & simple advice for living a great life, being cool with who you are, and finding your slice of happiness:
First, stop thinking and saying negative things about yourself. Guilty pleasures? You don’t have any! There’s no reason to have guilt over watching a long-running TV drama or reading regency romance or whatever you prefer.
You like what you like & that’s awesome. (Hi, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy. Also, I’ve read dozens of romance novels this year and they’re fantastic.)
Also, basically always do this:
And say what you want:
Bitch? Please, like you care if some jerk calls you that. Pfft. Never be silenced.
And take Tina Belcher’s advice:
Think great things about yourself. That totally makes them true! You’ve got a life to live… no time for making yourself feel bad.
Also, sometimes boys are great (if you’re into that sort of thing), but…
It’s best to be good at being alone and taking care of yourself rather than waiting around for a dude to validate your life. (This is easier when you’ve got an awesome BFF, so find your platonic life partner ASAP. It’s a game changer.)
And ALWAYS THIS:
Work hard, make things happen, ask for help when you need it, be positive, don’t hate on yourself, never give up, and WIN AT LIFE. It’s protocol.