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To not care about what others think of me.
I really doubt that person on the bus will remember you, even if they did insult you. You won't be first or the last person they'll insult, don't waste any time thinking about their words because they obviously didn't either.
Take photos of my favourite outfits.
It'll change with time and it's cute to look back on old favourites, except for that tutu I was so fond of wearing *facepalm* please no.
Never throw away favourite items!
Once my currently favourite stockings are ripped I can carry on wearing them, simples. Something can always be done with an old favourite, you can repair or customise it. If you really need to let it go sell it on for another Goth to love.
To be who I really am.
Trying not to a poseur makes you one. Nobody cares if you listen to Britney Spears in your spare time, no interest outside the subculture is going have you banished.
Shops don't always have fair prices.
Those stripy tights they all sale when Halloween rolls round? Perfectly good quality and cheaper than alternative shops. And always look around if it's a label, Hell Bunny could be cheaper at the next shop.
What to wear when I go shopping.
Does anyone else struggle with the amount of layers they wear and consequently regret? Last week I fell through the changing room curtains because my skinnies got caught and...well I'm not going to back to Topshop we'll put it that way.
You don't ask you don't get.
If you think an item is damaged or worthy of a discount then just ask, the worst that happen is that they refuse.
That gossip and drama does exist beyond your school years.
You can't avoid it, it's in every subculture. On and offline.