I turned 17

Recently I’ve turned 17 years old and it made me realize that I will never get a do-over on 16 so I started to think about the things I have learned from 16-year-old Mya.

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  1. Growing up isn’t all that great! I made this pretty clear in my last birthday post but  I’ll say it again. ” I wish I was 7 years old all over again.
  2. Be proud of my mistakes, at least now I know how to avoid them and that alone will make life just a little easier.
  3. Appreciate what I have while I have it.  The realization of me never being 16 again just hit me like a ton of bricks and to that, I say ” Here to only being 17 once”
  4. “Friendships cause heart breaks too” – Wolfyla
  5. When you feel conflicted, fix it.
  6. Procrastination is the devil.
  7. Never assume anything, do your research.
  8. Apparently, I NEED to work out and make it a lifestyle.
  9. You don’t need to prove yourself to anybody.
  10. You can live without the people who don’t have time for you.
  11. I’m not alone.
  12. Comparisons are the worse things to do to one’s personalities.
  13. I can live without sugar and I really don’t want it.
  14. A part of me will always want to play softball.
  15. I need to travel or try something new to live.
  16. 16 doesn’t last forever.
  17. Family is everything NO matter how far away they are.

Dear Six-Year-Old Mimi

When I was younger I used to wish I was sixteen so I could hangout with my older cousins. Now that sixteen is right around the corner. I decided to write a letter to the six-year-old little girl who had no idea where she would end ten years later.

Dear six-year-old me,

I can’t tell you how much I envy you. Your innocence was timeless and beautiful. You had your problems obviously but that’s what help shape your judgement today.

Today you are shy and silent yet to stubborn to let anyone change your personality, thank you for that.  

Growing up your  friends really were your life. I will never forget the moments of us reenacting our favorite scenes from High School Musical and chasing the boys around the park just to prove how fast we were. Also, don’t take what your friends or foe have to say to heart. Form your own opinions and morals based off your christian environment.

Another thing, I know you probably think you have mean teachers but the way I see it, you have passionate mentors and like it or not you deserved every visit to the vice principal office. Till this day, we both blame it on MATH! Don’t worry you got better in school and now you have the courage to run your own blog. You may not have 100 followers but you have 20 amazing follower that you’re proud of  and because of your growing passion of writing. Even though you suck at grammar . It’s okay because your mom and your dad both told you to just write and you do; that’s why you have over 30 drafts hidden in your folder.

Bottom line is we’re still growing up and still forming our own opinions. We want a voice in this world that is nothing but positive and informative. I wish I could be six forever. When making friends was so much easier and growing up was much more harder. Please don’t rush to be me. Try to stale as much time as your little creative mind can.

Stop ( with a capital S) wishing you were a teenager. It may look a lot cooler from your little eyes but all that mean is that you a getting closer and closer to leaving the nest.  You’re going to wish and wish to be six years old all over again. The thought of leaving in a FEW years is scary and unthinkable, but someday it will happen and I’m going to think of you.    

                                                                                                                                  – Sincerely Mya