"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over" -- Gloria Naylor

How to be Smarter: If you are like me, you live with your planner attached to your hip. I have stopped putting just things I have to do for other people, i.e. work projects, homework, etc., and added things that I should be doing for me. Every day I have “drink five glasses of water” as a task to-do in my planner, along with “apply sunscreen,” and “20 minutes of walking” (what can I say, I am not a runner). Since I am way too much of a perfectionist to delete tasks until they are done, these things always get done without much thinking on my part–I treat it as just another task on the to-do list. How to be Prettier: Bows are big this spring, especially on jewelry.

How to be (less) Awkward: Blaming people is a bad habit. Sometimes some things are just accidents, sometimes some people just make mistakes, and sometimes some feelings just change. Blaming someone–yourself included–is a waste of time. It happened, you learned something, let’s all move on resentment-free.