I am a member of a really cool homeschooling forum, and a couple of months ago, someone posted this question, "If you were 13 years old again, what advice would you give yourself?" This question has weighed on my mind and my heart ever since. So I thought I'd write a letter to my 13 year old self....
Dear 13 year old Nakia,
Don't be embarrassed that you love to read. Spend time reading those good books. Be proud of it!
Pay attention in P.E. class. One day you will wish you knew the rules to all those sports.
See that girl sitting beside you in Mr. Clark's science class? That's your best friend for life. Treasure her.
Regarding that bff mentioned above, do not let her talk you into getting a perm next year. You will regret it. And anyway, your hair will turn curly, magically, when you grow up, so enjoy the straight hair now.
Don't stop playing your instrument. Even if it's not cool.
Go to church, go to youth group, go to Sunday school. Even if it's not cool.
Run! Start now. It's a lot easier to start now than wait until you're 30. :p
Forgive your dad now. It doesn't matter if he doesn't "deserve" it.
Don't worry if you don't have a boyfriend or a date to every dance. In two years, you will meet the love of your life. <3
You are important. You are beautiful. You are worth it.