13 going on 14
I started writing this a while ago; then finished it of just now. Enjoy!
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I'm turning fourteen in a month.
For my thirteenth birthday I was so excited about becoming a teenager. This year, sure, I've been excited that I'm turning a different number. Don't get me wrong, I have every year.
But this year I’m not so sure that’ll I wake up at 3:00 on my birthday morning and stay awake till it’s time to get up, not too mention opening my presents at 7:00 on the dot.
This year, if a birthday present comes in the mail before the day, I don’t think I’ll bug mum till she’s dead over if I can open it a day before the day.
This year is different. I feel like I’ve had 5 years of maturing except I’ve only had 3 months. Crazy, I know.
Sometimes I feel like I’m 13 going on 16. Sometimes I wish I was. Oh, I know, I know, all the more responsibility, but seriously? I could get a job, be closer to voting, be closer to being able to drive, AND shorting the years left of school to 2 years instead of 4! But yes, I know, there are lots of other things as well.
Just for fun (thanks for the idea, Kyleigh), here are 32 facts about yours truly, ME!
1. I absolutely hate algebra. Why do I have to do it?! I am not mathematically minded, and I’m definitely not going to become an engineer. And I’m so NOT about to become a high school maths teacher. Why…??
2. I am tall, built, (but NOT fat) and I always could use a diet.
3. Hormones take very good effect on me. I can be laughing hysterically over absolutely nothing; going crazy and banging on the walls or kicking the wardrobe in my frustration, and feel down in the dumps whenever.
4. I’ve always wanted to call someone on a pay phone.
5. To travel would be great. Fiji, Bali or Hawaii sounds so exotic. I’d be just relaxing, getting sunburned and just chilling.
6. I love it when adults talk to me like I’m their friend.
7. I’ve got an obsession with fairies. LOVE to draw them.
8. I put milk in my camomile tea.
9. When I was born, I couldn’t breathe on my own, so for my first 18 hours I was in an incubator. The nurse put a cute, little pink beanie on my head.
10. I have a natural talent for being messy.
11. Extremely picky on food hygiene and just normal hygiene.
12. My main addictions are: Chocolate, lots of honey in my tea, nuts (which in turn has made me nutty; no pun intended), soccer, and more chocolate!
13. Faults: Picking food when it’s being prepared (mum hates it), being on the internet when its time for school work, not reading the Bible enough, forgetting to brush my teeth, not to mention flossing (it’s so not natural!). I doodle on everything. That includes mum’s shopping lists. And of course. Starting stories and never finishing them.
14. My character: Being so curious about surprises, or if mum hides anything from me. Coming up with fantastic projects, but not doing anything about it. Dream big, act little. Bubbly. My siblings, whenever someone says to me “You act so mature!” They’ll say: “Not at home!” I have to admit: its fal—true. Very creative. I laugh a LOT—I’m a giggle girt. I embarrass myself regularly.
15. I love making up stories about the people out on the street. What’s their personality? Do they have any personal problems? What work/school do they go too? Or I think if they look shady, a good-goody or someone out of a movie.
16. I tend to hold all my emotions in about something; then when something small happens I blow my top, either crying, yelling or shutting myself in my room and poring my little heart out into my diary.
17. On the topic of diaries, I’ve tried numerous times to keep one constantly. Trust me, it never works. Longest I’ve been able to keep one would for a couple of weeks. Oh, then there was one that I kept for 4 months; but that doesn’t count. I was brain washed by Anne Frank’s diary. Or you could call it inspired.
18. Elizabeth I is one of my most admired history characters. (Character isn’t really the right word, but I think you know what I mean… I hope…)
19. I love fairies. Opps, I think I already mentioned that. Oh, I wish I had portals to other worlds, how exciting would that be?! Fairy land, Narnia, the Hundred Acre wood, Mermaid world, oh, and a time machine would also be on my wish list.
20. I like to scrapbook, but I don’t regularly get the time to. If you walked into my room, you would find photos on the walls, cupboard doors, on my bookshelf (but in picture frames) and my door.
21. If I had a mascot soft toy, it would be Pooh Bear. I wish I could go visit Tigger, Rabbit, Eyore, Piglet, Kanga and Roo in the Hundred Acre Wood.
22. Want to know a secret? There is no number 22!
23. I still love the Disney Princesses. Correction: I just got into loving them! I used to scorn them as a little girl. I was a tom-boy, duh! But back to the princesses, their like my sisters… I know them inside out. I guess you could say I’m in love with all the cartoons Walt Disney made up. Thanks Walt!
24. Anne Shirley is my most ‘kindred spirit’ ever. I laugh every time I watch the movie. Funny. She reminds me of someone I know quite well…
25. I’m a very loud person. But only my mum and siblings could tell you that.
26. I moved ten times in my fourteen years of living. I’ve rented 3 times, moved 3 times in 2 ½ years, and am finally reaping the benefits of living in a bought house, from over 2 years of stupid renting!
27. Being the oldest in the family has its down points, but I like it. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have an older brother though. Or a twin.
28. As I mentioned above, I was a tom-boy. WAS. Now, I quite like being a girly-girl. But, I still love climbing trees (although, at the right intervals) and I love getting dirty, and exploring. Okay, you wouldn’t exactly call me a girly-girl. I just like to care about my appearance most of the time. But no way does that stop me from having fun!
29. One day, I will do an all-nighter. (staying up the whole night.)
30. Yep is such a cool word, don’t you think? Yep.
31. I learnt to read when I was six; and was reading chapter books like James and the Giant Peach in two hours when I was seven. I had learnt all my multiplication skills by year 5; and started running writing in year 3, and (yay!) it comes fluently from year 6-7.
32. P.S. I’m in year 8. That’s all folks.