How to be Smarter: Progress is progress, no matter how slow. Some days you will slide backwards, but if you start at Point A, and inch towards Point B, and skittle towards Point C, and take a half step back to Point B, and continue on skipping....someday, you will get Point Z. How to be Prettier: Of course everyone should have a few black dresses to wear out. But everyone should also have a red one and a white one. And one in your favorite color.
How to be (less) Awkward: I really like myself--you probably really like yourself, too. But that's no reason to not keep changing and growing--the goal is to keep becoming a better version of yourself.