Do not give away your virginity. You will miss it, and you won’t remember his real name in ten years.
Though it will feel good in the short term, do not burn the bridge with Mr. Big. You’ll probably never again trust him with your heart, but he will end up saving your life.
Call your mother. She knows what she’s talking about, so listen to her too.
Wear sunscreen. You will be thankful later.
When asked, always deny being on the Pill, even if you are taking it.
Guard your heart, but not so much that you never let anyone in. Even if they don’t take care of it, love is worth the risk of a crushed heart.
Stay picky about who you sleep next to. When the nightmares come, be sure they can handle it.
Even though you don’t marry the first guy who asks, don’t marry the second one either. Neither of them are worth you.
Study at college. The parties are great, but an education will far outlast the buzz of a few beers and shots of Mad Dog. Also, a Mad Dog hangover is akin to a root canal without a local.
Carry your own condoms.
Call your dad. He worries just as much as your mother, but he’ll never say so.
Always take the time to dance in the rain.
Starting over is hard. Starting over is more than worth it.
Build your credit. Just because you think not being a jackass with money is a wise move, does not mean banks share the same view.
For every person who calls you homely or ugly, there are a dozen who think you are beautiful and amazing.
Learn to take a compliment without arguing.
Do not obsess over your body. You will never be 5′7 or a size 0, so own your curves like you do everything else.
Never forget you’re the most awesome person in the room. Everyone else can accept it or not, they’re not your problem.
Tell the father when you are pregnant. It will always be your baby, but he has a right to know it’s his baby too. You don’t need to protect him from himself.
He’s a racist jerk. It is not your fault, so don’t blame yourself.
Talk to the hot guy, but date the geek. One is fun to look at, but not much else. The other is fun to be with and can actually hold a conversation.
Sit up straight.