It was my 17th birthday the other day so, I'm writing a post in honour of it today. I had a great day, I didn't do much. I went to school, luckily, my birthday fell on a Thursday which is the day I only have a half day of classes. So, that was great. My parents got me the brand new trumpet I've been saving up for and talking about all year and I couldn't even begin to express how much I loved it. It's a Christmas/birthday present but they wanted to give it to me for my birthday before I have my music exam and before band breaks up for the holidays. Anyway, I should probably get into my post now. I'm writing 17 thoughts for 17 years.
2. If it makes you smile, then it's probably worth it.
3. It doesn't matter what you think of what someone is wearing, if they're wearing it, it probably makes them happy and that's what matters.
4. Sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone.
5. Tell people how you feel because soon enough it'll hardly matter if so and so didn't feel the same way or so and so didn't agree with this.
6. Take opportunities when they come to you, they may not come again.
7. You've got to learn to not let other's opinions of you affect you.
8. It's worth being kind to everyone you meet.
9. Sometimes the smallest things can be the loveliest.
10. Read what you want to read. It doesn't matter what others think. Same goes for music, clothes, anything. If you like it, then what on earth does it matter.
11. Putting effort into every thing can be exhausting but the results can be brilliant.
12. Flat stomachs aren't the world! People store fat in different ways.
13. You should embrace your little quirks. Own them and make them yours.
14. Failure is bound to happen sometimes and it's going to suck but you've got to suck it up and try again. You can't let yourself miss out on experiences because you're scared of failure or rejection or disappointment or whatnot.
15. One day, you're going to get your heart broken and maybe that won't be by a romantic partner but maybe a family member or a friend, maybe a beloved pet will pass away. It'll happen but it doesn't mean you shouldn't love anything.
16. Just because others have it worse doesn't make your problems invalid.
17. It's important to remember not to take the things you have for granted and to remind those around you that you appreciate them.