The Dreams, Wishes and Goals of a Thirteen Year Old

I started this list of life goals in 2005, when I was thirteen. I added to it a few times in middle and high school and I’ve checked a few things off that I have accomplished since. The way it’s written below is what it looks like on the first page of this journal, cross throughs, checkmarks, excessive exclamation points and all.

“DREAM — When we take time to dream, we discover the many windows to our soul.” – Isabella Burani

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The reasons I keep journals never diminish, I love seeing the growth in my ideas and thoughts.
Dreams/Wishes AND Goals 

  • Go to college (A university)/get a well paying job that I like ✓
  • Be in band through high school 
  • Become good awesome at the piano
  • Start a family (after I’m 20…maybe 25…at least)
  • Stay in touch with my family and friends even after I start my own family
  • Become Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Go to France ✓
  • Go to Ireland, go to Australia
  • Do whatever I can to stay healthy
  • Never drink any alcohol of any kind or smoke
  • Be in cheerleading through high school ✓
  • Become a really good singer
  • Be the person I want to be!!!!!!!!
  • Always be brave!!!!!
  • Let my voice be heard
  • Never stop taking photographs
  • Finish my scrapbooks
  • Keep writing poetry
  • Graduate high school with a 3.6 or higher ✓
  • Fill this book with my thoughts
  • Have no enemies
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Throwback "Selfies" of the MySpace Age

Throwing back on this fine Thursday, to these gems. I think all of these photos were taken pre-smartphone with my Nikon D40x and yes they were all, at one point, my MySpace profile photo. How do I know this for a fact? Because my Myspace still exists and I totally just downloaded all of these from MySpace.
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This first one here was my favorite for a while, the United Girls Group shirt is classic (and old, even in this photo), a group of girls at my elementary school decided to rebel against Brownies and start are own group.
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The second photo, my hair is red. This was the first (technically second) time I ever dyed my hair….let’s just say it didn’t go quite right the first time.That was a Spring Break moment I won’t ever forget.
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The third photo is clearly about the time I figured out how to isolate color in the good ole Photoshop Elements and I am 99.9% sure my shirt says, “Party Like a Rockstar.” Gosh, I was cool.
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And the fourth photo…what am I doing with my hand? This is straight up selfie mode. Oh, and look at that, another Photoshop masterpiece, the time I figured out how to change my eye color.
What many phases we go through in life, it’s fun, weird, sad and fascinating…all at once.
Have a thrilling Thursday everyone!

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