If Only I Knew Then

  1. Wait! It will be worth it in the end.
  2. Stop thinking that in order to be loved you have to give yourself up. 
  3. Hang on, even when it is hard. Hang on to the friends that care, the things you love, and the music that fuels you. Even when that means you don't fit in. These things will not always be yours to cherish, so cherish them while you can. 
  4. Walk away. They are not worth the pain you will face because of it. Whether it is a friend that is fighting with you, a boy that is trying to hurt you, or something that makes you uncomfortable.
  5. Try harder. Just because you can do it without much effort, doesn't mean that you should.