(because it's my last day being 25)
birthday years are just arbitrary numbers, holding no actual claim to the amount of wisdom gained or quality of lessons learned. the weight of knowledge can only be gained in the clarity of your awareness in every individual experience.
when inspiration comes over you at 3am. get out of bed. and write.
parents aren't any more human than you are. not any less. they give what they can in the awareness that they are working from. this is a gift. learn the rest from experience and make your own choices. (though, getting momma's opinion will always matter.)
stop apologizing. for your thoughts, your beliefs, or for declining an in invitation. when your not sorry, don't say sorry.
when an alcoholic drink boasts to be chocolatey... it's not.
don't apologize for not drinking. it doesn't make you any less of an adult and certainly doesn't make you any less refined.
liberation can be found in "no."
a best friend doesn't have to be a person you see everyday. in fact, it may be a person you've not yet met in person. souls recognize each other from across continents.
a whole box of thin mints is rarely a good idea.
kiss more. cause you can.
there is so much to learn, be open. you are wiser than you understand, trust... Trust.
you get by with a little help from your friends.