~ People won't take you seriously unless you give them a reason to. It sucks, but sometimes you just have to let it go.
~ Being successful won't make people like you. Being a good person will.
~ Creativity can never truly be squelched.
~ Pay attention. To everything.
~ The hand of death is unbiased and unpredictable. Tell someone you love that you love them.
~ Life and love do not come with rulebooks. How many times do I have to tell you? There are no rules. Zilch.
~ It's okay to seek advice and support, but don't abandon your own inner voice in the process. It may be the quietest voice, but it speaks the loudest.
~ It's really sad when something fun or soul recharging isn't happening anymore. I guess the best way to deal with it is to find something new to look forward to. And then when that's over, repeat the process. Try to always have something to look forward to.
~ Sacrifices are far from easy, but sometimes they're necessary.
~ People aren't always judging you. Sometimes they're just genuinely curious or concerned, and it can come across as judgment.
~ Being unemployed is often a blessing in disguise. And you are not your job status.
~ Treat your emotions gently. They will come and go as they please, and no amount of fighting will make them subside before they're ready.