"The girl with the pink dress at the party is the one who is selected for each dance” -- Alfred Carl Hottes

How to be Smarter: Recently, on my friend's birthday, at her party, I asked her what her goals were for her next year (I'm always that fun.....). She said, without hesitation, that in her next year, she wanted to continue to be "a good daughter, a good friend, and a good girlfriend." I find this a perfect goal, whether today is start of a new year for you, or just the start of a new day for you. How to be Prettier: If you have curls, or a bit of a wave to your hair, growing your hair longer tends to pull the curls down and make them less unruly. 

How to be (less) Awkward: You must as well wear what you like, because you're gonna die someday, and no one will remember what you wore except for you, anyways. This should be an extremely freeing thought, not a scary one.