13. Be the winning couple.
You know those couples that have the relationship and chemistry that you wish you could have with your boyfriend? It CAN be you.
Find someone that makes the two of you into the couple that everyone envies.
They will see us waving from such great heights
“Come down now,” they’ll say
12. (That said -) Don’t be afraid to be by yourself.
Learning to be independent is a lesson you’ll use throughout life.
It’s great to have someone to share your life with, but never be with someone because you need someone to be with. Be with them because they make your already fantastic life even better.
Self-realization comes from being alone.
11. Moderation is key.
You don’t have to ban yourself from anything. Just keep everything in moderation.
It’s ok to try; it’s not ok to go overboard. Know your limits and you’re free to experience anything.
10. Smoking allowed.
We know it will age us, make us smell, and kill us.
That being said, keep it to a minimum.
Yes, it can be classy.
9. Be mysterious.
My mother always told me to “keep something for yourself.” Don’t give it all up; a girl’s allowed to have her secrets.
8. Spend your money on things that cannot be taken away from you.
Like education, travel, music lessons, and experiences.
(Good shoes and handbags count.)
(Good food too.)
Bonus: Go to Europe; learn to be a Parisian woman.
7. Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.
It’s the best relationship advice I’ve ever been given. If you’re ever ever ever in doubt, just ask yourself this one question.
6. Be eloquent.
Or: Don’t sound like a ghetto Vietnamese fob.
Use proper grammar, pronounce the “g” at the end of “-ing” words, and try not to swear. It’s just not ladylike.
5. Be sexy, not trashy.
The line between “sexy” and “slutty” is a thin one.
DO wear red lipstick.
DON’T pierce your tongue.
NO NO NO
4. Learn to love music.
The type of music one appreciates tells volumes about a person. Listen, learn, and acknowledge.