Reign: Do what you want to do. You’re the one going to college and not them, so in the end it’s really just all up to you. Choose writing because that’s what you’re passionate about and that’s what your heart is telling you to take. I guess your parents are telling you to take a Math-related course so you could get a good job and future afterwards, but would you rather have a job that you’re really passionate about that comes with an okay salary or a high-paying job that you’re not in any way interested in?
“My sister is super irritating towards me but when she’s in front of my parents, she’s plastic. How do I deal with her?”
Anna: I’m going to tell you straight up on how to fix this. If she’s one of those snotty bitches who don’t take shit from anyone else but herself and all her superiors, you have to confront her. But you can’t just call her out like some cowboy movie. You have to show that you’re serious about this problem and you’re ready to know what the hell her deal is. Be gentle if you know she can explode at the hint of malice. Get angry when she still sees this as a joke. Explain yourself as much as possible to pull her to your level. Because, whether both of you like it or not, you are family and it is going to take a lot of time and a lot of cutting to break the ties between you.
“I’m gay and I like my best friend, what should I do?”
Anna: Liking your best friend romantically is probably one of the top ten things that can absolutely fuck with your mind. Now, liking your best friend with the fact that you’re gay and they’re straight falls under the top five. First of all, you have to be absolutely sure that they are comfortable with people of the same gender liking them. If they’re not okay with homosexuality directed to them, let them be that’s their choice. Step two is to really really think about this. Being best friends, you could practically predict their reaction when you pop the question. Then, transition to the third step. You have to bust the right moves to attain that certain reaction you are aiming for. It’s actually a lot more complicated that this. You can check out other people’s experiences on how they overcame this predicament. But know this: you’re either going to lose that person or gain that person when you pop the question, so is it worth risking?
Reign: I guess this is hard since there are a lot of what ifs. Tell your best friend how you feel. Take that risk and you might just end up liking the outcome. Just be ready for the consequences you might have to face. You still have to respect your best friend’s decision. If she doesn’t feel the same way, well at least you tried and at least you told her how you feel.
“I want to save money but I don’t know how.”
Reign: This is more on knowing your priorities. I know it can be super tempting to buy new clothes and whatnot but I guess the obvious question here is ‘Do I really need this?’ It also helps if you have an end goal to why you’re saving up. It can serve as a motivation and a reminder to not buy things that aren’t really essential. You could ask yourself “What will I gain from this?” will your life progress if you buy the cute pair of shoes you saw at the mall?
Anna: First of all, you have to know how to save money. Easiest way is to shell out a little portion from your allowance per week. You got to turn to whoever/whatever thing you praise because you’re going to need hell of an amount of patience with this. There are other ways to save and you could just search that on the internet. Then, know why you can’t save. Are you a compulsory buyer? Bad at Math? Getting a friend to hide your wallet for you and only give it when necessary could be a solution.