Yesterday evening I found myself unexpectedly sitting across from a photograph of my 10 or 11 year old self. I wondered what she thought of me and then what I might tell her about moving forward and navigating her world.
Good olive oil and good salt. They make most things better. Also plain white t-shirts, well-fit jeans, and comfortable panties (I'm confused by the distaste some have for this word. It doesn't bother me.) Bras, socks, and shoes matter too, but you won't need a bra for a while.
These essentials should rest upon a safe home, self-confidence, and at least a small group of people who believe in you. You have this already. You are lucky.
You'll want to prioritize a good education and experiences that broaden your horizons. If you stop and think about it you'll recognize both.
And money. There should be enough to eat well, dress for the weather, and procure the education and experiences noted above, but not so much that managing it becomes too big of an experience in itself.
You'll have to care about some guys that aren't right for you, but it's okay, it's better than being closed off. You will meet someone who makes your life better and inspires you to do the same for him.
You will be happy and it will annoy some people, but you'll be sad too. You'll notice the juxtaposition of the two actually adds depth to your life.
Rise above it all every once in a while and look down. It's good stuff.
Don't forget the olive oil.