Change brings many phases in people's lives. There are periods of time where change happens fast or slow. Turning 13 makes me realize a lot of things. It makes me think about who I want to be as a teenager. Time is a funny thing, and can seem to move at different paces. Sometimes I get this weird feeling that something big is going to happen, or that change is closer than I think. I have been getting this feeling a lot lately after turning 13. Going to a new school for the first time in 6 years is definitely a big change. I have been thinking about my future more often, and preparing for who I want to be and what I want to accomplish. Sometimes I will be organizing my room and I will look at all of the things I used to be interested in- all of the toys I used to play with. Suddenly my perspective changes, and I sense the passage of time. Just as you start to stare into your old stuffed animals eyes, you realize how much older you have become. There was a point in my life when I thought I was going to be playing which American Girl dolls until I was 17… I used to hate getting clothes for Christmas, and I would only want toys. Now it is not so much the things that I want, but more the experiences and people I'm with that matter. Don't get me wrong I love clothes and shopping, it's just that I have developed more compassion and caring for people. I'm going to cherish each moment in each time in my life because change is always coming. I don't know what my teenage years will bring, but I'm going to make the most of them.