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19 Truths Helga Pataki Taught You About Being A Woman

"Arnold, you make my girlhood tremble."

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1. Sometimes, being a woman can feel difficult and challenging.

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2. That's why you have to maintain a high level of self-confidence.

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3. And never make any apologies for the awesome person you are.

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4. It's OK to accept help from others every once in a while.

5. Even if you can't help but be skeptical about the world around you.

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6. Love is a tricky game that will toy with your heart and make you question everything.

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7. It might even drive you to points of insanity you didn't know were possible.

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8. But that's why it's important to have strong friendships to help you get through it all.

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9. Don't feel pressured to share parts of yourself that you want to keep private.

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10. And don't be afraid to go after what you want, and go after it hard.

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11. Stay true to what you believe in and always trust your gut.

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12. But also don't be surprised if you end up changing your mind and opinions. It happens.

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13. Learn as many lessons as you can from your mom, whether she knows she's giving them to you or not.

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14. Be in touch with your sexuality and feel comfortable knowing it's all normal and healthy.

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15. You will encounter mansplainers aplenty, but don't let them get the best of you. Not even for a minute.

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16. Have the courage to ask tough questions you know others are too afraid to ask.

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17. You deserve all the personal space you want and need — don't let anyone tell you any different.

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18. Most importantly, prioritize your wants and desires above what you think other people expect of you.

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19. After all, only *you* can define what it means to be your own kind of woman.

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