Focus On Developing Yourself

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Honestly the best piece of advice I can give to younger girls trying to figure life out is to completely ignore men. I’m not being quirky or cute when I say that, I mean it seriously. Ignore men’s judgments of you, ignore their insincere compliments, ignore their half-assed romance. Focus on developing yourself. Practice your art, play sports, do theater, volunteer, spend time with your friends, but do not put substantial effort into pleasing men. They’ll be there for you to pursue when the time comes and if you want to. But nothing will waste your youth more than fighting for male acceptance.

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Important Announcement

The Lilac Road will be shutting down its website at the end of January 2020. This means all content, blog posts, and pictures will soon no longer be available on this domain.

There are a few reasons for this decision, but it has felt like the right time to move on from and focus my efforts instead on its social media.

I will still be posting regularly on The Lilac Road’s Facebook and Instagram pages and will continue to connect with people there.

Thanks for your support – I see and am deeply thankful for every comment, message, and like – and I hope to talk with you soon!


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Introverts may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
Susan Cain

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