Everyone needs a role model. Someone who guides you through the rough roads of life and always has wise words of encouragement that are magically applicable to every single situation you encounter. I’m not ashamed to admit that one of my role models is a completely fictional character who cares more about cheese than her love life and isn’t afraid to wear socks with sandals. That’s right, it’s Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. Liz was one of the first characters on TV to show how truly awesome being a charmingly awkward food-lover can be, and I will never stop admiring her for giving such deeply inspirational advice. Heed these words and move onward in life.

1. Never be afraid to ask questions.

GIF via tumblr.com

2. Never let anyone push you around.

GIF via pandawhale.com

3. Never settle for anything less than perfection.

photo via imgur.com

4. Make sure you have at least one close friend you can tell anything to.

GIF via stupidcupidblog.files.wordpress.com

 5. Be proud of your accomplishments.

GIF via endlesssimmer.com

6. Don’t be afraid to let go of unhealthy relationships.

GIF via reddebtedstepchild.com

7. Set your goals high and never stop striving for them.

GIF via blogspot.com

8. Appreciate what really matters in life.

GIF via tumblr.com

9. Utilize any and all professional connections you’ve made.

GIF via thelaughbutton.com

10. Share your knowledge with the world around you.

GIF via collegehumor.com

11. Make sure you take time to do what you love.

GIF via tumblr.com

12. And, most importantly, live your life the way you’ve always wanted.

GIF via pandawhale.com