How to be Smarter: Think about all the things you need to trust about someone you are in a relationship with. You need to trust he will be there if you have a bad day; you need to trust he will keep your secrets; you need to trust he will treat you with respect, both during the relationship and after. Those are all big things. If you don't trust him with the tiny little things--working late on a co-ed group project in the library--how will you trust him with the big things? How to be Prettier: I had a Big Buddha bag I received as a gift that I absolutely loved, but it got lost in a move. I am really considering another one, and this one has caught me eye. The pale pink color is a neutral enough for work, but the design is interesting enough to be not boring.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you are sitting when you meet someone for the first time, stand up to shake their hand hello. A little way to show you appreciate meeting them.