Do not settle. Never, ever settle. You’d always wonder and feel that you had short-changed yourself.
Don’t let anyone treat you with disrespect, girl. Nobody.
You owe it to yourself to be happy. Do not ‘manage’, do not make-do. Life is so, so short. You owe yourself. Be happy, be fulfilled, go to bed at night daily, knowing you gave the best of yourself to that day.
People will always talk. Know what you want, so when they talk, you will not waver in your preferences.
Laugh, my darling. Take yourself very seriously, but remember to laugh. At yourself, in your situations.
Say an adamant ‘NO’ to half measures.
Do you remotely even understand how valuable you are?
Why then settle?