1. When you feel like giving up, keep going. 
2. Silence can scream louder than words.
3. Learn to distinguish healthy teasing from ignominy.
4. Stick to who you are. Adaptation is different from completely surrendering your identity.
5. Don’t trust anybody until you know them inside and out.
6. Breathe, take a break, don’t rush.
7. Give everything time to sort itself out. Don’t get entangled in problems out of your control.
8. It’ll be okay. It’ll be okay.