"The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams" -- Elizabeth Gilbert

How to be Smarter: You might be washing your hands leaving the bathroom, but others aren't. Open the doorknob with a paper towel when exiting the bathroom to prevent (even more) germs from spreading. How to be Prettier: I saw a girl yesterday wearing a leather miniskirt, and I was immediately inspired to buy my own. I love this one. I will wear it in brown. The pastel color is also beautiful, but if you have pale legs, you may want to wear it with tights. I can see it in any color looking beautiful with black tights, high heels, and a drapey tank for a night out.

How to be (less) Awkward: Never assume, outloud, that you will be someone's bridesmaid. You must wait to be asked for the honor, before you start asking questions like, "what color are our dresses?"