Hey Little Girl,
I'm not gonna tell you to stay adventurous or to appreciate how awesome your parents are, because you'll always know that — here are a few things that you do need to hear:
It'll be a long time before you fall in love (definitely after high school). Don't rush it and DON'T force it. When it happens, it's easy...I promise.
Go see a doctor as soon as you start worrying about depression. You're going to be fighting it for a long time...getting ahead of it will save you and the people you love a lot of heartache.
It's not clever or funny to be mean, and it's not hard to be kind. So just be kind.
No one is cool in middle school. Seriously, no one. But while we're talking about it, Lizzie McGuire is NOT a fashion icon...stop copying her outfits.
Finally, stay positive and work hard. You'll be pretty good at it most of the time, but I want to tell you that it's worth it, even when it's hard.
Stay Gold, Ponyboy (one day you'll get that one).