"I'm going to write an essay about you someday and not change your name" -- Lena Dunham

How to be Smarter: I read this entire book over the past weekend: it's extremely interesting, it covers many favorite television shows, and it's written in a very accessible, almost script-like style. I highly recommend. How to be Prettier: If you want to be more creative with your outfit choices, limit the pieces available to you. The fewer choices you have, the more imaginative you will be forced to become with the pairings and color choices. (A natural way to do this is to wait a few extra days before laundry day).

How to be (less) Awkward: The song "It's Amazing" by Jem, about pushing through walls to reach dreams, is one of my favorite calming songs when I'm thinking about the future.