1. If you want anything in this life, you must be prepared to work for it. You must be willing to put in as much effort as you expect a reward.
2. Failure is okay. Trying again is okay. Taking things one step at a time is OKAY.
3. Beginnings, middles, and ends all have the same potential to bring you joy.
4. Letting other people into your world is okay. While some people can't be trusted, others SHOULD be.
5. You are a beautiful and valuable person, and your true best friend is yourself. Other people only enhance the love you feel for yourself.
6. Allow yourself the pleasure of enjoying and relaxing in life. For as much hard work as you put in, your reward is sweeter and your relaxation more deep and meaningful.
7. Listen to the secret language of your soul. Love and accept the beautiful person you naturally are.
8. Give yourself over to emotion and creativity. Allow yourself to be swept up in the experience!
Important stuff to remember when you begin to feel like you've lost your way...