"I swore I was gonna marry him someday/but I realized some bigger dreams of mine" -- "Fifteen," Taylor Swift

How to be Smarter: Don't be embarrassed if you have to make a mid-course correction. A mid-course correction is the moment when you realize the current "flight path" you are on is heading to the wrong "airport" and you need to change direction in the air. There is nothing worse than knowing you are going to land at the wrong destination and lacking the confidence to create a new plan mid-air. How to be Prettier: New year, new make-up bag. I think this collection is really pretty, but I like clear makeup bags because you can see what's inside with less digging.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you mention that you saw a movie that happens to be slightly embarrassing to have watched, just cover it up by saying you were "forced" to watch it on a plane because "they were showing nothing else." ;)