13 Lessons Learned From 13 Years Of Life

I am turning 13 soon. Like, very so0n. Soon as in July 17th.  Soon as in a month a handful of days. Which is soon enough for me.

Yep.

The big 13. The age you turn into a teenager.

A teenager.

The day you turn 13, you are guaranteed to not be stuck at the kiddy section of a party, or be offered the kid menu any more.

 No, no. This rite of passage will assure you that the day you turn 13, you are no longer a little kid.

You can learn a lot from your 13 years of being a child. It teaches you a lot more than you thought it did.

And here are 13 things that MY 13 years of life has taught me thus far.

  1. Just because something may seem ‘uncool’, or ‘geeky’, or even ‘weird’, it’s no reason to not do it. Especially if it’s because of peer pressure.
  2. You don’t always get what you want. And it will be like this for the rest of your life.
  3. It’s okay to be different.
  4. A nice appearance does not guarantee that it’s the same inside.
  5. Life changes everyday. Instead of looking back all the time, go along for the ride. Who knows where it’ll take you?
  6. Someone’s life is always harder than yours.
  7. Your parents have every right to boss you around.
  8. Not everything you hear is true.
  9. You don’t know what true love is yet. And that’s okay.
  10. It’s okay to cry.
  11. Make new friends, just don’t forget the old.
  12. It’s never cool to be a hater.
  13. Don’t try to grow up too fast.

Of course, I have learned way more; Pre-algebra, American History, and Science-but what really matters are the things that can never be un-learned.

What have you learned?

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sparkleglistenfade
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 22:43:28

    1 – The uncool, geeky, and weird will be the most interesting and successful group of your peers when you’re older.
    2 – Want not – life will be more fulfilling when you’re happy exactly where you are, doing exactly what you’re doing, having exactly what you have.
    3 – Everyone is different, even if they seem the same.
    4 – Build appearance from the inside out.
    5 – Change is the only constant in life. Life is weird, it will lead you to strange places that you could never imagine yourself in, and situations you can’t even picture being reality. A lot will change, but the core of who you are will remain the same. Remember that about your parents too.
    6 – Don’t compare battles. Other peoples struggles are irrelevant to your own. Their difficulties don’t diminish yours and vice versa.
    7 – Your parents are just trying to make life continue heading forward. They’re doing the best the know how, which at times might be completely wrong. Everyday is new for them too.
    8 – Truth changes.
    9 – You do know what true love is. You just don’t realize it yet.
    10 – It’s okay to cry, and ask for help, and to tell people what you need.
    11 – There will be a few people you go back to over and over again in your life.
    12 – Hate says more about you than it does about what you hate.
    13 – Things only get more complicated.

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  2. starrkatt
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 22:45:25

    You win best comment of the year. Seriously.
    Your version is really cool, though I’m assuming you’re older, as you seem like a wiser version of myself 🙂

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  3. R-M-R
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 03:15:46

    Reblogged this on Life According To A Teenager and commented:
    Check out another kid who is turning into a teenager soon… her philosophy of life is way better than my attempt!

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  4. R-M-R
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 03:17:58

    Haha your philosophy of life and turning into a teenager is way better than the one I wrote!
    Very inspirational 🙂 thats why I reblogged this post!

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  5. Goober Nut's Life
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 21:59:37

    Lol, one thing I’ve learned from my fifteen years of existence is that it gets harder to move on as time passes.. I find myself clinging to kiddie things and asking for the kids menu at restaurants whenever we go– although I’m not sure if that’s really because I’m really sentimental or because they’re so much fun. 😉

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  6. king62198
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:36:21

    Happy Birthday! Welcome to the world of a 13 year old…the big bad 1-3. I really like this. And in my 14 years of life, I’ve realized that I want to be a kid with no worries again..oh so that’s why adults keep saying enjoy it while you can! LOL

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    • starrkatt
      Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:53:38

      Thank you! It’s quite exciting to be soon turning 13. And yeah, I know what they mean. But it feels like I left my childhood a long time ago… 😦
      Thanks for commenting and liking 🙂

      Reply

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