Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
Try to have as diverse group of friends as possible and don't get into the the clique scenario.
When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.
I was on Oprah's show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn't even go into my family, who had the most influence.