Life doesn’t rhyme. Your first kiss isn’t as important as your last. Get caught in the rain. Laugh out loud while you’re alone. Go on adventures and get lost. Paint even though you’re not an artist. Really get to know people. Accept you will fail one maths test. Get your heart broken and put the pieces back together. Put your hand up in class only to get the answer wrong. Wonder about things. Learn. Remember that sunrises are free. Let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Work bad hair days. Go for road trips to an unknown destination. Feel confident in your own skin. Become so filled with emotion you cry until the tears run dry. Call your friends until 4am and tell them just how much they mean to you. Try out for the team. Have wildly crazy and daring feelings, even though you know you are quite possibly going to get hurt. Believe that everything happens for a reason. Look at the stars and realise just how small you are. Go to the beach and watch the world go by. Speak a foreign language. Write. Travel the world and look just how different your perception is when you come back. Eat that red velvet cupcake. Never regret anything, at one time it was exactly what you wanted. Forgive and forget. Don’t hold anything back. Forget the criticism, and grasp the opportunity. Live for your family, your lovers, your sisters and brothers and friends. Why? Because nobody lives forever, and life is really, really, short.