Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.
It’s easy to make excuses. I hear them all the time, things like, “I don’t have the money,” or, “I don’t have the time,” or, “I’m genetically predisposed to obesity.” Insert whatever totally lame excuse you like—you create your own reality, and if you believe you are destined to fail, chances are you will. However, if you believe you’re worth it, you can achieve almost anything you want.