Hello! My name is Kelly and welcome to a rather special article. You may remember my article '13 Things I Learned At 13' that I published a year ago on my 14th birthday.

I decided to write another one except for 14, and it's not being posted on my birthday (15th October).

This article is very different to what i normally write, it'll be more personal and unfiltered.
Here's 14 things I learnt at 14:

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1 // Learn to let go.

Sometimes its okay to let go. Of things, situations, people - no matter how much you want to hold on ; it'll be better off gone depending on what it is.
Sometimes holding on to something hurts more than it would to just let it go.
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2 // Time is golden.

As I get older, I realise that theres less and less time to get things done in a day. Maybe because I procrastinate a lot but either way it's like I'll wake up then in a blink of an eye it'll be tomorrow.
In another way, I've learnt that timing has a lot to do with what happens to you. Some things were meant to be but maybe at a different place and time.
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3 // Grades aren't everything.

Of course grades matter but they shouldn't be all that matters in your life. Your mental health is more important than school, and sometimes it gets a little too much. It's okay to get a bad grade every now and then, they don't define who you are as a person - at all.
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4 // Tell those you love that you love them.

You never know when someone you love will walk out of your life, or be taken from you life. Time you spend with the people around you is valuable, I always say i love you when I say goodbye wether its in real life or over text.
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5 // Be careful with who you trust.

Over the years I've put my trust into the wrong people. Opened up to people who don't deserve to know me in that way, trusted people who i thought would stay beside me for the rest of my life. Now I'm more cautious into what i tell my 'friends'.
I have layers and secrets; no one has ever uncovered them all.
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6 // Friends can break your heart too.

You don't need to be in love to have your heart broken.
Sometimes friendship is stronger than a relationship and I guess its the unexpected that causes the most hurt and pain. You would never expect someone who you talk to everyday of the year to just suddenly leave your life like you never existed to them.
But it happens.
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7 // Don't go searching for love.

In a way, I'm a believer of 'what's meant to be will be'. Especially this year, everyone around me has been getting into and out of relationships. But I have a mindset of 'I'm only 14, by the time i leave high school do any of these relationships matter?'. If someone comes into my life who I do end up falling for and getting with, then lucky me but I'm not going to search for someone to love me.
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8 // People are people, they all have something to say.

Even if I do something nice, there will always be that one person who will make a comment wether its just banta or not. I just brush it off and I don't really care about what others say or think about me anymore. I'm not here to please anyone or try to be someones favourite.
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9 // Everyone is a little bit broken.

Even the ones who are constantly smiling, laughing and happy deal with their own personal battles. They just don't chose to show it. No one really lives a perfect life, what you see on their social media is just a small part of their life.
As much as I try to heal people, sometimes the best thing to do is listen and constantly remind them that you're there for them no matter what.
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10 // Its okay to not be okay.

You need to cry a little to live a little.
Crying doesn't make you weak. Its okay to be 'sad', its okay to not feel fine all the time. It shows that you have emotions, it'll be okay.
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11 // Be a little bit rebellious.

Have fun, be reckless but know your consequences and be responsible at the same time. The funnest times is when you don't give a damn about the world and live in the moment, Let your problems float away, spend time with your friends and just be free from reality.
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12 // Prove them wrong.

You work hard for what you achieve. Even if people say you can't do something that doesn't mean you should stop because you never know what amazing things will come out of chasing after your dreams.
Like on here for example. I'm an ordinary girl who decided to create an account and from that blossomed a load of opportunities i got to be a part of. The official we heart it writers team, WHITheRevolution, i got to start my own articles with an audience who enjoys reading them!
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13 // Theres no such thing as taking too many photos,

If you know me, you know that photography is one of my favourite hobbies. Whenever you meet up with me i will be taking 100 photos because a photograph or video is the only thing that can capture a memorable moment.
Like today. 14th October was the last day of me being 14, and I was lucky enough to spend it with the people who i love most in the world, my closest friends and family.
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14 // Breathe.

I would be lying if I said i was happy all the time, if I said there was not a single time of my life where I just wanted to disappear. But as much as I want it, I can't.
I have to keep living,breathing, even when it feels like the whole universe hates me.
It'll be okay at the end. There are many amazing things that'll come in the future although I may not see it right now, it'll be worth the wait.
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14 things I learnt at 14.

I will be posting another article tomorrow on my birthday so stay tuned for that. Thank you for reading if you've made it this far, it means a lot to me and don't forget to leave a reaction.

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