I turned 21 this month and believe me when I say I already feel old. I’m changing and growing up with each passing moment and maybe that’s the reason I feel full of wisdom as compared to my older self. So while basking in this “I’m-all-grown-up-now” glory, I decided to share a few words of wisdom with my 13-year old self. Only if there was a time machine!
- Growing up ain’t fun.
Believe me when I say this. Enjoy being a kid as much as you can. It’s completely fine if adults don’t take you seriously or you have to do homework. At least you don’t have to worry about bills, mortgage or getting a job.
- Being cool does not mean being a jerk.
You want to roll with the cool kids. I totally get it. But being mean and rude isn’t cool. And please don’t play dumb and don’t fail on purpose to be ‘like’ them. Not cool.
- Be proud of who you’re.
You should embrace your true self with all the qualities and all the flaws. ‘You’ matter and not somebody’s opinion of you.
- You’re beautiful.
Kids in school can be real mean. They call you names but don’t you listen to them. They are a bunch of foul mouthed little punks. Don’t believe what those bullies say. You’re beautiful and you have an amazing heart. If those kids can’t see it, it’s their loss. Huge loss.
- No, it’s not love.
Your body is changing. You are feeling what you never felt before. Hold your horses. That jerk who treats you like dirt isn’t ‘the one’. He is definitely not your true love. It’s the hormones talking. Relax!
- It’s okay if you don’t have many friends or any friends.
You’ll make friends one day. Don’t worry. Nothing’s wrong with you. You just have not met the right kind of people.
- Don’t change for the world.
Because when you act or pretend to be someone you’re not, you lose your true identity somewhere in between. Don’t you ever change to please someone as you’re amazing just the way you are.
With love ❤
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