Letter to My Thirteen Year Old Self

First, I’d like to thank Kiana (http://kianahasablog.wordpress.com) for tagging me for this wonderful yet weird nostalgia adventure! If you don’t follow her blog, grab some ice cream and some tissues because you’re gonna need to rethink your life.

Dear Andie,

Let’s get down to business. Bright pink eyeshadow doesn’t suit you, but wear the hell out of it if it makes you happy. Judging people for what they wear or what they look like isn’t cool. Stop doing it. And friends who do it-set them straight. At the age of 18 in the month of October half of your hair will be blue. So think about that.

Thirteen is a weird age. You have no idea who you are, but you’re not alone. Everyone’s confused, lonely, and going through that ‘random’ phase just like you are. You love Hannah Montana, you spend a lot of time at the mall, and you buy a lot of Caribou coffee coolers. These things make you happy, but just like everything else, make sure what makes you happy doesn’t hurt other people, or hurt future you. Don’t worry, Hannah Montana doesn’t hurt future you. Although coffee coolers may have added to the big bum situation…which I’m still learning to love.

There’s a lot that I could talk about it but I am just going to keep this as simple as possible. Love yourself. People can call you quiet and weird, which is true, but don’t let stereotypes hold you back. If you want to be loud one day then be loud, if you don’t want to say anything then that’s cool too. Don’t be overwhelmed with what the future has in store for you. Also don’t worry what the teachers say about high school, the teachers there are a lot nicer than they were said to be. Life isn’t a popularity contest so put your focus elsewhere. Don’t worry about boys, you’re thirteen, you have better things to do. Open your mind and don’t be afraid to speak your opinion. Watch Mamma Mia as many times as you want because if someone says that it’s not fun to sing along to, they’re lying. The world didn’t end in 2012 so don’t worry about it. Hug your cats everyday, drink tea, and compliment people. Life’s a weird but very cool thing. Things will change but you can handle it.

Oh, and pay attention in Algebra please.

Later hosen,

18 year old Andie.