Dear 13-Year-Old Me: It’s Gonna Be All Right

Justin Bieber

Bonus Advice: You don’t always look as cool as you think you do.

As my own 13 year old enters the 8th grade, I think about how important EVERYTHING seemed at that age, and how trivial that is to me now.

It doesn’t seem like too long ago that I was in his shoes. Although, I think his feet are bigger than mine were at that age. At 13, I thought I knew it all, and I thought I had seen it all. Looking back on it now, of course, that is very much not true.

So I am going to give you this gift. A gift of foresight. I want you to look at this list, and study it, and realize, it’s all going to be OK.
8 things I wish I could tell my 13 year old self.