one thing i've learned in life is to not be afraid to fail. to not worry if the answer might be no or if you might get laughed at. i love failing. making mistakes and falling flat on your face is the best way to learn and grow. i've also learned that if you really want something then you do what you need to to get it. even if it takes forever and a day...sometimes you just need to keep trying and not take no for an answer. and then sometimes, the stars align and all that falling on your face turns into a kiss on the check and thing start looking up.