The idea is to write a letter to your 13yr old self with all the wisdom that your advancing years have to offer.
What would you write? What would you warn yourself about?
Life is going to throw you Lemons - a whole heap of em! You can choose to spend years chewing on them with all the avarice of a sour faced Bulldog or you can plant the pip, grow a tree and discard the bitter remains.
To warn you of what is to come would be to change the person you become because of it. I'm still unsure whether that would be a good thing or a bad thing however there are a few situations where you could do with a heads up.
Despite what you feel right now your parents DO love you and you ARE worth something.
Your soul mate is but 5 years away!
Try to apply yourself at least a teensy bit more at school, forget those hurtful remarks from adolescent young boys - one of which will apologise to you later in life and is going through the same shit you are!
Chocolate is not your friend!
Help mum more, She's going through crap and feels isolated and alone.
Work your shit out with dad. He is what he is but he does love you. When he reaches out to you to rebuild a relationship take his hand. This may very well prevent your younger sister from having to identify his swollen body and could prevent years of regret on your part.
Talk Pat out of going on the cruise ship in December 1989.
Be aware of 'The Black Dog' - you will not understand that right now but he's already there at your heels.
That's all the warnings you get because the rest is for you to work out as life drags you along.
On a good note, your life is full of love, travel, hard times, good times, friends that come and go and a couple that stay forever.
Live your life and trust your instincts always.