1. If you’re going to die at 30, make sure to live a life that is well-spent. Live a rich life, and let others find humor and solace in your story.
2. That means to say, let go of all things that keep you from flying. Sometimes, courage is exhibited in quitting. If pride is the only thing that makes you stay, it is not a worthy cause. Let go and let the universe take you to new places. We are all pilgrims of realms.
3. Pursue the authentic. Deside first what is authentic and go after it with all your heart (Erdrich, Advice to Myself).
4. As you grow older, you would notice that your body isn’t as sharp or as efficient as it was before. Forgive yourself and put your focus on things that matter. You cannot multi-task now, but you can always prioritize.
5. Never apologize for being too intense. If s/he couldn’t handle the heat of your flame, s/he is not worth burning for.
6. Always turn hurt into art. If there’s a gift that you need to practice, that is to recycle negativity into beauty.
7. See the good in people. Everyone deserves to be given the benefit of doubt.
8. Kindness and persistence cultivate the heart. You would have already been dead if not for people who took you in, spoonfed you with warm food, and treated your wounds.
9. After all the heartache, strive to remain soft. There is hidden strength in being raw and vulnerable. But don’t forget prudence.
10. Listen to your anger. It is sadness that has not been grieved. Breathe it out without causing harm to others.