Here are ten things I’d wish someone would have told me before I was where I am today. Comment below if you have any tips for anyone! 1) Your abusers are usually in your inner circle. It could be physically or mentally, sure. But I mean those who abuse your power, your vibe, and your WORTH. Think on it, and let them go before they drain you anymore. 2) You CAN live your best life. Maybe money will be tight. Maybe that means staying in the same town as your ex. Maybe it means putting trust in a higher power and skipping town, never to be heard from again. It is possible. Even with kids. Even with no college degree. 3) Self love and confidence aren’t the same thing. Confidence comes from a place of acceptance. While self love also has acceptance, there is judgement and discipline. If you love yourself you fight for YOU. Your health. Your happiness. Your success. Anything else is bull. 4) People die. And it sucks more than anyone prepares you for. Make sure that fear of death you have for others pushes you toward people and not away. Don’t choose suicide because of it (or anything else).It is not your time, you are not a higher power. You are not the universe. 5) You lie to yourself more than anyone else does. Learn to point out your lies and change them. 6) Reading will always be a place to escape. So will video games. Do not judge people for their choice of escape if it does not harm you or them. Instead try to understand it. 7) When you listen more than you speak, a lot of things start to make sense. 8. Someone will always judge you for something. Accept that and you will be free. 9)Masturbation should not be shunned. It is another act of loving yourself. Do not feel ashamed. Do not cover your body under the sheets, thinking you are not worthy. 10) Everyone is going through the go so be patient. Instead of tearing someone down, lift them up. It will change their entire attitude.