How to be Smarter: Always believe that you can change. When you stop believing you can change, you settle for the person you are today, instead of striving to be an even better person tomorrow. How to be Prettier: My last post talked about the importance of decorating any place you spend a lot of time; it's hard for me to think of something cuter than this mini mint type-writer that can hold a small picture or a business card. I just placed an order for one to decorate my desk area, and I think I'm going to put a notecard with one of my favorite quotes about writing in it.
How to be (less) Awkward: The subject of movies always seems to come up on first dates; pre-date, scan the movie listings to see if any good movies are out currently you could express an interest in (and maybe that could be your second date).