growing up

3.06.2015

thirteen. to me, it's a weird age. somewhat feeble, but not yet weak. the letters don't have much character: they're tall, spindly, and prone to fall over. each character is thin and wiry: maybe even a little amateur. thirteen is the initial glimpse into the teenage years, the first year of seven.  thankfully, fourteen is more fulfilling. it's rounder and consequently fuller. it's a more experienced age -- its rounded edges are able to stand on their own.

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it turns out that i quite like having pictures taken of myself/taking pictures of myself. i hope it isn't a wholly narcissistic thing, but it is nice to have a constant documentation of how i look at all points of my life. perhaps this new discovery will convince me to change out of leggings and a sweatshirt once in a while.

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it's not even near my birthday, but looks like i felt the need to write this anyway. sorry for being so m.i.a. lately, guys! see you all soon x

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  1. I like these photographs especially that top one with the door :)

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  2. Very beautiful photographs. It's always kind of funny and confusing to be a teenager, no matter what age you see.

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    1. I couldn't have said it better. Thank you!

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  3. These photographs are wonderful! The writing was really deep and I enjoyed it very much.

    ~Noor
    http://wonderkid22.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Noor! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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  4. Nice pics! And I felt the same way about 13 (your description kinda reminds me of synesthesia :D), but as a14-year-old I personally don't feel any different haha. I thought I was gonna be treated more "like a teenager", but instead I somehow feel smaller...? Idk, maybe it's just me haha. Really nice post! :)

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    1. hmm that's interesting. Thanks so much!

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  5. Yay! you're back! Those pictures are lovely. And I loved the content of this post...very true :D

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    1. I'm happy to be back too! Thanks so much, Autumn :) xx

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  6. You are so pretty, Arushee! I loved what you wrote!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Clara! I appreciate that :)

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  7. Wah! I love it, Arushee! You are beautiful. And your writing. Gah. I love it.

    I turned 15 just a few days ago... It is strange. Every day that goes by, I do not feel the change. But then I think back to a year ago and I really do see how much I've changed. It's weird.

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you!! That's true...everything looks different in perspective. :)

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  8. I love the first photo. :) It's weird how we call birthdays "birthdays"... We're only born once, but oh well. :P Yeah, like when I turned fourteen sometime ago, I didn't feel a year older. But when I look back when I was thirteen or twelve -- oh yeah, I was different back then.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. That IS interesting -- I've never thought about it like that! Thank you! xoxo

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  9. Haha selfies are always fulfilling. I'm not sure why I take them but I actually quite like having them, no matter how stupid or embarrassing it is when people find them. 13 was a good age, but you're right. 14 feels more satisfying. As for me, 15 feels like I'm getting old.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. That's completely true! I can't wait to turn fourteen :)

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  10. I look forward to being fourteen as well! You're right about that, the number just seems more sophisticated :)

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  11. I love the pictures.
    I am thirteen and my mom expects me to be more "typical". She also makes me order stuff and *hisses* talk to people. I'm more socially awkward.
    ~Emily

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    1. :) your mom sounds like mine! Thank you!!

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  12. Nice pictures! I turn thirteen this year too :)
    Claire x

    (P.S. Love your blog!)

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    1. Thanks so much, Claire! I'm so happy you like it

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  13. Wonderful post, Arushee!
    I love how you like having pictures taken of yourself- having the confidence to be able to say that is a very valuable thing. <3
    (I say this because I am the total opposite, and will often cry when seeing pictures of myself- I know that's completely ridiculous/terrible, but it's true.)

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    1. I used to be just like you :) Thank you, dear!

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  14. Love these pictures!
    It's such a good thing to be able to be so confident in who you are, kinda like what Jordy said, in being able to love taking pictures of yourself.
    We shouldn't be ashamed of who we are, but sometimes I have trouble looking at pictures of myself XD

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! I sometimes have the same problem haha :)

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  15. This is so true. I remember when I was thirteen I thought I felt so much older. Even too me thirteen seemed like an odd age. Not truly and teen, but not a young kid either. I didn't know what to think about myself. It didn't feel right. But it's special as well, so don't ever wish the year away.
    Nice shot. I like mirror selfies, but I'm always too embarrassed to take them myself. They look so cool and yet I feel rather stupid taking photos of myself, which is properly why there aren't that many of me!

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    1. I couldn't have said it better, and I definitely won't wish this year away! I usually don't bother with selfies, but sometimes I just can't help myself! :)

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  16. I have to agree here, thirteen felt odd to me too! I guess I seem to find something odd about most ages though haha. I think it's great you want to document yourself/growing up in photos! Gives you something to look back and reminisce on:)
    xx Juli

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    1. Thank you so much, Juli! That's exactly right

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  17. I just wanna say thank you these are the posts that make me motivated and think positive and beleive my blog can make it so thank you again for all the beautiful posts

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! ♥♥ You're quite welcome.

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  18. I totally get that. I totally feel that way about thirteen. I wasn't even too jazzed about fourteen. I love fifteen though. Lemme tell you, it rocks. ;)

    Also, it's totally not narcissistic. I'm that way, too. (:

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    1. That's great to know! I'm happy I have something to look forward to :) Thank you!!

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  19. I remember when I was turning thirteen and I was panicking because I thought that that was the end of my childhood Hahahahaha I was silly.

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  20. I could absolutely relate to this. Sometimes, all you need is a selfie to bring back some serious nostalgia, huh!? ;)
    ~ Sanjana
    www.peridotcove.blogspot.com

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