At times you want to grow up so bad. You can’t wait to do what you want, when you want. But here’s the thing: you’ll never be a teenager again.
This is one of the coolest times of your life. Don’t be so hung up on growing up that you miss out on the joy of being a teen.
This is your time to figure out who you are and what you like. To start speaking your mind and standing on your own feet. Ready to have a blast? Jump right in:
Embrace your new body
Look in the mirror and love your new body. Delight in your breasts, thighs, and yes even your period, it’s totally natural and special too. . You are beautifully made. High five, girl!
Invest in good friends
Say no to fake friends all the way or those who make you feel bad about yourself. This is the time to find the people who care about you and build friendships that can last a lifetime. Look for the people who accept you and respect your opinions. They’ll have your back and you should have theirs too.
Remember, love can be fun
Dating is a normal part of growing up. It’s okay to be with someone who really likes you and treats you right. In fact, it can be very exciting. Let loose and have fun.
Don’t be scared to dream big
Your dreams are valid. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Do you want to own a business? Find a cure for cancer? Fly a plane someday? Go for it! With hard work and determination, you can do it.
Laugh out loud and stay silly
Don’t take everything too seriously. When you fall down, get up and laugh. Remember something funny? Let it all out. Moments like this make life worth it.
What other ways do you enjoy being a teenager? Drop a line in the comments.