"I wish I could tell you it gets better, but it doesn’t get better. You get better" -- Joan Rivers

How to be Smarter: On the first page of each new notebook I start, I write down a quote that inspires me around the theme of the notebook (whether the notebook is for to-do lists, for school/work, or just for creative ideas). How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code “smartprettyawkward10off”, you can get 10% off your purchase at online boutique Shabby Apple. I have my eye on the Metropolitan Blouse and the Humboldt Current Skirt, and I love the special section just for Redheads. (Coupon expires August 9).

How to be (less) Awkward: A birthday card is a great opportunity to compliment someone on what you love about their character.