1. Write more. Just write. Write down every little thought, it doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. Just don’t stop writing. Your words are your weapons, your sword and your shield.

2. Feel everything. Don’t hold yourself back, don’t suffocate yourself to give others room to breathe. Your feelings are as real as it gets, they’re allowed to take up space. Don’t apologize for being human.

3. Stop fucking waiting for everything. Nobody gets anywhere by sitting in their room and waiting for the world to come to them. It’s all right out there for you, but you gotta go grab it.

4. Make mistakes. Make many; make big ones, messy ones, dumb ones. How else are you supposed to learn? You’re 21, you don’t have to have it all figured out.

5. Be kind. As often as possible. Smile at strangers, say hello. Go out of your way to help others, and cherish their ‘thank you’s’ like they’re made of diamonds. But don’t be afraid to show your teeth. You’re built with fire, don’t stifle your flames.

— five new year’s resolutions for 2015 to replace “lose weight” (via sarahcosima)
Oreka Godis