I just finished watching the movie 13 Going on 30. Again. I know you know it. I’m on this funny feel-good movie kick, don’t worry it won’t last forever.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s about a girl, who on her thirteenth birthday, is magically (a little fairy dust action) transported to her future where all her wishes had come true.
But life isn’t what she expects it to be, she’s not who she wants to be. When your wishes are granted life SHOULD be fabulous, right? Well… maybe not.
I was trying to remember being thirteen and what I wanted. Let’s see… I turned 13 on the last day of 1985… I was in 7th grade. It’s hard to remember, I barely know her anymore.
- I wanted to be an artist.
- I wanted to live by myself in my own little apartment with tons of cats.
- I wanted to be a part of a group, the popular group.
One thing is certain, no one should chose what their life should be at thirteen. There’s so much more to learn, to know about ourselves. If we are wise, we’ll keep our mind open and listen to the Universe. The Universe knows more than we do. When those wishes go ungranted, have no fear, all will be well.
What’s strange? My daughter turned 13 last month. What are her wishes? What does she want from life? From what I see, she’s much more comfortable with herself than I was at her age.