As cheesy and hipster and whatever else it sounds, remember to love. Remember to embrace those you care the most about, and don't be afraid to let them know you love them. Don't waste a precious moment on this forsaken planet hiding how much you love someone. Because, let's be really free and honest here, you have no idea how much longer you see them. Maybe you get offered a job and move three states away. Maybe you get fired from your job, or leave, or anything thing else and you can't find a good time to love on a coworker and their family anymore. Remember that even when you try your hardest, sometimes things can't work out the way you want them too. Hard things shape you, impossible things change you, and it is up to you to decide how much you react.
Sometimes your birthday party is going to suck. Sometimes you are going to burn dinner. Sometimes your pants will rip or you'll spill marinara sauce down your white blouse. Sometimes people will forget to call. Your life is shaped and changed by people and things you have no control over, but isn't that what makes it the most beautiful? Isn't it beautiful to see the way things are shaped and reborn into something that, although imperfect, is perfect in those imperfections?
Embrace your friends. Make more.You are weaving your own life tapestry, pull the strings, change colors, add more depth than you think you need. Wrap yourself in the tapestry that is your life story and grow.
Grow into the person you want to be, because this life is yours. It belongs to you, and only you. Own it. Be happy, because you deserve it.