1. Always look on the bright side of life - by finding the good in the world you will be setting up a life full of happiness and gratitude.
2. But don't forget to be resilient - There will of course, be challenges and disappointments, but that is a natural part of life. Get back up. There's a solution to every problem and a brighter day is just around the corner.
3. It's fine to take pride in your appearance but take pride in your brain - as a female it's very probable you will care about your looks, but never forget your mind. Feed it, challenge it, be quiet and just sit with it. Your brain is going to take you very far in this world.
4. Work hard - No matter what you decide to do in this life, make sure you work hard at it. Don't give up if things get tough, because good things come to people who work hard.
5. You can do anything you set your mind to - Dont let anyone tell you otherwise. With hard work and dedication the sky is the limit.
6. You are not better than anyone, no one is better than you - it's that simple really.
7. Don't be afraid to fail - mistakes are a natural part of the learning process. Own them and most importantly, learn from them.
8. Be rich in love - money and material things will tempt you but always remember true success will be measured by how rich you are in love, how close your family and friends are and what kind acts that you do.
9. See the world - Your academic education will be an important part of your development, but seeing the world, experiencing different ways of living and appreciating all forms of culture will help build your perspective on life in a way that only travelling can bring you.
10. Your dad and I love you - No matter what life brings us, always know that your dad and I love you so so so very much and will always be here for you.