If I could travel backwards in time and give the 20 year old me advice:
*Stop talking. Start DOING.
*No, they are not all thinking about you. For better or worse.
*Wear sunscreen. Wear a hat. You'll thank me later.
*Learn about investing. Even if you are broke. You won't always be.
*Idealism is beautiful. Not practical.
*You're a human being: you're allowed and going to make mistakes. Your character shows up in how you repair and reflect on them.
*Have fun! But make it YOUR idea of fun.
*When men tell you to smile, tell them to FUCK OFF.
*When people judge you - it's only a reflection on them, not on YOU.
*Learn to apologize.
*Learn to stand up for yourself.
*Learn to listen.
*Let yourself be innocent. One day that will be gone and you will miss it dearly. Enjoy your innocence while it lasts.
*Listen to your older self. She knows.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman