Advice I'd give to my 13 year old self


We all had those awkward years growing up. I look at 13 year olds now and they're so damn advanced! cousins younger than 13 have instagram - which is just freaky right?! When I was 13 I still watched Hannah Montana, couldn't care less about boys and fashion was the last thing on my mind (unless Mary-Kate and Ashley flared jeans are considered fashionable). I was quite a dork I think. Eh, wouldn't change my childhood for the world though. But I mean..there are some things I wish I could have told my 13 year old self..

  1. Don't worry about your teeth. Braces will have your back.
  2. Chill out, you'll get a bra eventually. Just cause the other girls are wearing them doesn't mean you have to (yet). 
  3. Don't even bother wearing heels - you can't walk in them. You look ridiculous. 
  4. I hate to break it to you - but you will not end up becoming a popstar. (that photo is from my grade 7 yearbook ha :/)
  5. Following on from point 4: Stop idolising Hannah Montana. Country fashion doesn't work when you live in a beachy town. 
  6. Failing that test won't be the end of the world. Failing that grade 7 test won't mean you'll be doomed to a life where the failure on that test will be hanging over your head like a dark cloud. It means literally nothing. 
  7. Start properly washing your face now!! Seriously your skin will thank you!!
  8. Use that Maybelline cover up stick like it's your best friend. It covers everything and you won't have those giant exposed pimples which everyone's eyes get drawn to.
  9. EAT AS MANY FRENCH FRIES AS YOU LIKE. Cause your metabolism is gonna slow down eventually so enjoy eating all those rubbish foods without putting on any weight. 
  10. Please, smudge your eyeliner. Why did I think it was a good look drawing a thick black line? 
  11. Don't listen to the other kids when they say you're too old to watch Lizzie McGuire. You're never too old to watch Lizzie McGuire. 
  12. Popularity isn't everything. Don't worry that you don't hang with the "cool kids", they're really not that cool anyway. 
  13. Treasure your beloved pink ipod and please don't take it on the lawn mower with you where it'll fall under the blade and get ripped to shreds. 
  14. Don't grow up too quick. Enjoy being young. Keep on watching your disney shows. Don't be friends with the mean girls. Eat lots of junk food. Go bike riding with your brothers. Just enjoy not having to stress about the future. 
Totally let me know what you would tell your 13 year old self. Did you have some awkward years as well? Tell meeee

Holly xx

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  1. Haha this is a great post!
    I would tell myself to ditch the baggy combat pants I used to live in!
    Jennie Emma

  2. Love this post! Everyone has those awkward years! I think the advice I'd give my 13 year old self is to ignore the haters and bullies because they're not worth the tears.

  3. Love this post, such a good idea
    I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award if you want to take a look!

  4. Haha I loved this and how Lizzie McGuire heavy it was! I had a pink ipod too which I think I managed to lose in a bar one night. We should have looked after them better!

    Kirsty xx

  5. Oh gosh... just thinking about the fact that I got stressed out over the year 7 end of topic tests just makes me want to cry and laugh ll at the same time!
    Aleeha xXx

    1. I know! It's so funny how tests were such a big deal in grade 7. I think I was more stressed in grade 7 than I am now in uni. Oops x

  6. I love this post! I would definitely tell my 13 year old self to start looking after her skin and to stop worrying about what people thought of her. You're so right about popularity not being everything, yet in high school it definitely didn't seem that way! I ditched the high heels after I wore them once...I cannot deal with walking like an idiot. Also loving your yearbook photo, what a pose! xx Sophie/