Open your heart and mind to others...unless you're in a movie theater. Carolina Garrigo's rules for adulting.

What is the most memorable moment from your 18th year?

I moved to New York and started college. That meant packing up, leaving Florida, and starting life anew. I made some life-long friends, had my first college fling, and my parents bought me a fake ID in an attempt to get me to socialize. All in all, a solid year.

When did you feel like you became an adult?

I felt what I assume being an adult maybe feels like when I paid my first bill in my first apartment. Honestly it was really stressful and much more complicated than I thought it would be and I don’t know how real adults do it.

What is most important rule you follow?

Be kind and think before you speak.

What is the worst rule you’ve broken?

I don’t really like to break a lot of rules, but I do tend to bend them to suit my needs on occasion. 

But now that you mention it, I have broken a few not so minor traffic laws. My sincerest apologies to the TPD.  

What rule would you love to break, but haven’t?

Sneaking into any sort of show or performance.  

Who’s the biggest rule-breaker you know?

My sister can break pretty much any rule you can think of and completely get away with it. I like to think I’m pretty good, but she’s the master.

What rule do you wish more people would follow?

You can’t beat the golden rule. Just be kind and listen. Open your heart and mind to other people and their experiences. 

Also don’t talk in movie theaters. I’d be more than happy to chit-chat the day away with you about Cher’s appearance in the soon-to-be classic film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, but only following the film’s conclusion and not a moment before.

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