"No ONE, I repeat, No ONE ever gives you the message that your 20s are going to be hard, do they? It's a vital message that I missed or was too cheeky to hear until suddenly I found myself in the throes of it and was, like, "shit this is really hard." 20s = tough times. Just climb your way, tool and nail, up to 30 and then have a drink."
I really hope she doesn't mind me quoting her again. After a rough patch and a brief exchange of messages, I found this in my inbox, and it was like a warm blanket on a cold day.