read, write and create the same amount but with more honest and ambitious intentions. photograph WAY more. collect more - ideas, images, opportunities. provide new and creative answers for relatives and old friends I run into at the mall when they ask OHSOYOUREGRADUATINGSOONWHATAREYOUGOINGTODOWITH YOURLIFE? stop getting angry and defensive when they ask - it’s most likely because they care. start working somewhere for free so maybe in a few months I’ll have enough experience to get paid doing something that doesn’t blow. organize this motherfucking mess that I have made this past 21 years.
be kind, patient and understanding despite the fact that I am just beginning to understand how much inevitable pain and suffering there is in the world. love your friends and family - they will hurt you just as much if not more than the people that know you just enough to not give a fuck. remember that they will always be there, even if not physically because they will live in your memories and shape who you are forever. listen and pay attention to how the world is changing and how it is changing you but not so much that you stop having fun. never stop having fun because there is no point to any of this if you’re not. There is nothing beyond this life and there is not necessarily anything else beyond this moment. This doesn’t make any sense yet but it will eventually so don’t forget it.
Learn how to drive and learn how to make grilled cheese. Even if you have to teach yourself.