Don’t worry, life isn’t the dire situation you think it is. You may not believe me now, but someday you will remember what I said. Go out with the boys you like, not the ones your mother likes. She had her turn, now it’s yours. Speak up more – people want to know what you have to say. Well, maybe not everybody. But it’s always an adventure to learn who’s with you and who is not – and how you will deal when you find out. Have fun out there.
You can probably guess that I spent quite a bit of time trying not to step on the cracks. I could have had even more fun if I had listened to me then.