Flirt with everyone. Trust no one. Have a smile ready. Prepare to be dazzling. Do not let your face fall and never falter. Do not, under any circumstance, fall apart. Laugh. Shrug it off. Have a comeback that is wittier, sharper and smarter than anything they had ready. Lose a few pounds. Flaunt what you have. Hide your weaknesses. Don't let a boy become one of them, because that never fixes anything. Use music as a shameless escape. Write nothing that will give away your true vulnerability. Above anything else, let people believe that you are worth it, and maybe someday you will believe it too.