im seventeen // EEEPPPPPP

Yesterday I turned 17. SEVENTEEN. I'm now forever cursed by being on of those "older" bloggers. Now I'm gonna get the college question and the job question and I'm like GUYS I WAS LEGIT JUST 16 and I'll give them this look O.o

 done ranting.

  Basically a lot of happened in one short year. A year ago yesterday, I drove for the legit first time. like WHAAA. Now I've got my license and haha yeeeeah. Last year I had vanilla cupcakes with lemon frosting -- this year I made a cheesecake with a lemon curd layer on top (what can I say?? I'm predicable)

 I kinda loved being sixteen - like just a little. I think it will forever be my favorite age.  I've grown and changed a lot too though. Just in blogging alone I've spread my little wings - but guys, I don't think I realized that I've connected with so many fantastic people until yesterday. I was out all day and once I got wifi again, my phone literally blew up and I wanted to cry cause I know you all and you all know me and GUYSSSSSSSS YOURE ALL SO SWEET *hugs and ice cream cones for you all but no cheesecake cause thats mine*

 I spent my entire birthday at the beach. cause that's me - and it's mine.

 So i'm seventeen -- *lifts soda can* here's to the scary age and to living another year and sharing it all with you. Thanks for sticking around with me - I don't know how you all do it. xD

What was your favorite age??
am I one of those older bloggers? (lololol)

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  1. YOU'RE 17 ALREADY!?! (I didn't realize how long I'd been following your blog-seem like I just read your 16th birthday post..)
    Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *hands over cheesecake and hugs*

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    1. hahaa YES I AM 17 ALREADY. isn't it insane?!?! My grandpa looked at me and goes "wait you're 16 right?" and I was like "nooooooo 17." His look was priceless LOL!!!
      aww thanks!! *accepts cheesecake and gives more hugs*

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  2. GIRL!!! YOUR NEW HAIR-DO IS CUTE! :O <3 The length looks really good on you! (That picture on Instagram is soooooo great.) And my favorite age was fifteen. But I've barely been sixteen, so.... WE SHALL SEE. And, nope, you're not an old blogger, Julia. XD

    P.S. Thanks so much for the call today! I LOVE BEING FRIENDS. There was this moment when we were talking and I was just like "I wanna go see her so bad now." XD #besties

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    1. awww thanks girlie!! Haha I really like it too - except I look REALLY tired..which I AM. lol! I think you'll really like 16, especially if you start driving ;) ;) haha thanks LOL

      NO - THANK YOU! It was soooo awesome!! I DO TOO. haha I felt the same way #bestiesfromstatesaway

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  3. LEMON CHEESECAKE. *contmemplates attempting to steal your cheesecake*

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    1. ITS CHEESECAKE WITH A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST AND A LAYER OF LEMON CURD WITH HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JAM. come over.

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  4. Awwwww, I'm so glad you had such a good birthday!!!! I've loved getting to "know" you through your blog so much over the past, what, ten months? (Sheesh, it feels like I've known you for so long, haha :)!)
    You are NOT one of those older bloggers!!!! (Hehe... because if you were, I'd be ancient, and I ain't ready for that. Haha!)
    My favorite age was fourteen. I miss being fourteen. I keep telling myself that, since I feel younger now then I did then, that means one day I'll get to be back there too, right? Haha ;). I don't know. That year was just really actually awesome. I really do miss it.
    And so, yeah. You may never get over leaving 16. Hahahaha!

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    1. Geesh! It does feel like we've known each other for much longer than that! Crazy xD LOL! You are in no way ancient ;)
      wow, I've seen a lot of people saying 14 was there favorite age! I don't think I will get over it. lol I'll always think back on it with fondness. XD

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! oh dear this makes me feel old when in reality I am almost lizzie bennet's age! :P Hope your day was full of happiness!

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    1. aww thanks!! hahaaa!!! I LOVE THAT GIRL - cause I love lizzy bennet and I totally get what you mean ;) I'm rather happy to say that I no longer share Lydia's age ;) I always thought that was horrid LOL

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  6. Whoo, happy birthday again! :D

    Haha - I like how you have a 'those older bloggers' category. :) I've come face to face with that, having just turned nineteen. I think I'm now one of those older bloggers - by number only though. I promise I'm not that mature. XD So you're definitely nowhere close, don't worry! :)

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    1. aww you're so sweet!! <33333333

      well it's so true tho - at least when I was like 13 I would look at 17 year olds and be like YOURE SO OLD WHY WOULD YOU FOLLOW ME?! But now I don't..I like to be friends with all. ;)

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIA!!!
    The beach is the perfect place for a birthday...did you see some mermaids? ;)
    ~Grace <3

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    1. Thanks Grace!!! <3
      hahaaa no mermaids - just the Loch-Ness monster. He was actually quite friendly ;)

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  8. OH MY GOSH YOUR SEVENTEEN!!!! YOUR SO GORGEOUS, AND I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH!!! AHHHHH! I MISS YOU SO MUCH! now let me go cry.... * hides in corner and weeps dramatically*

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    1. OH MY GOSH I KNOW LIKE CAN I CRY HOOOOOWW DID IT HAPPEN ALREADY?!!? GIRL I LOVE YOU MORE AND MISS YOU MORE AND YOU KNOW THAT *runs to the corner with you and cries*

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    1. aww - I guess so. lol!! I can't believe that

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!!!!!!!! *HUGS*

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    1. ACK THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!! *returns hugs*

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  11. Happy birthday again!! Sorry to say you're old but I will don't consider you an older blogger, I'm 19!! I'm old!!! Like girl how am I that old? Wait actually yeah you are an older blogger... Have to think about the younger people.

    Okay so 17 is going to be such a great year for you. Apparently and according to Cosmo's it's te best teenage age!! Embrace that. (Or I'll do it for you?... YEAH) Seventeen's my favorite age.

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    1. hahaa <333 thank you! YOURE 19?!?!? whoa! I didn't know that. LOL!!! Don't worry, you don't seem old. I thought we were like the same age or something. YUP SEE I AM AN OLDER BLOGGER NOW *sobs*

      oh really??? I didn't know that! I've only been 17 for a few days now. Gotta get used to it ;) lol

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    2. Yeah... I'm 19 lol I know I don't seem 19 because I am not independent or going to accept I'm an adult.

      Well now you know it!!! Go have fun. Lots of fun!!

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  12. Aw, Julia!! Spending the day at the beach sounds WONDERFUL. :-) I hope you LOVE being seventeen.

    My favorite age was fourteen -- because I was the same age as Mattie Ross, my favorite literary heroine, and I felt grown-up but I was still enough of a kid not to care what other people thought of me. :-) Fifteen was amazing too...so was sixteen...seventeen and I are sort of at odds with each other, but I think we'll make out alright.

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    1. It really was Emma!! I sure wish you could have been there too! IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH FUN TO HAVE ALL MY BESTIES WITH ME!! GAH. I would have loved that!!

      oooh, I see. ;) I've never heard of her. *cringes cause she's your fave..* YES WE WILL. We will survive ;)

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  13. Ohhhhhhhh......college questions, job questions.......ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS!! Apparently they just don't stop.........

    I don't think I've ever "officially" said happy birthday to you. So even thought it's belated I still will anyway.........HHHHHHHAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYY BBBBBIIIIIRRRRTTTTHHHHHDDDAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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    1. NO THEY DONT AND ITS NOT FAIR...... uhg. oh well right?? Then it will be "who's the lucky fella??" O.o o.O O.O

      gahhhh!! <33333333333333333333 thank you girlie!!!

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    2. Oh yeah! Totally forgot that question. Duh me...how could I!? I think I'm gonna start asking people random questions...lol!

      You're welcome!!!!!

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    3. Hahaaa!!! do it! I dare you ;) I'm sure it would bring some good laughs xD

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    4. Yes!! Though I'm sure I'll start cracking up as soon as I ask a question cause I would be thinking if this conversation. ;)

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN DUDEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (oh and even though I'm not on Instagram like your feed at the bottom of your blog the second to newest one? OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH! You're gorgeous <3)

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    1. DUDEEEE SERIOUSLY THANK YOU <3333333333333333
      (GAH i love you okay like i love you. I was so excited with how it turned out EEEEP)

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  15. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just had a birthday a couple of weeks ago!! And now I'm officially a teenager O-O You are so beautiful!!!!!!! I can't wait till I can drive!!! xD

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    1. Thank you Kiley!! Oh yeah, I remember that blogpost. It looked like a lot of fun ;) OMYWORD GIRL WHHAAA??! *covers face with hands*

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  16. Woah, happy happy birthday girl! The beach is wonderful and lovely and full of goodness so I'm glad you spent your special day there:)
    I just found your blog and I'm in love!
    xoxox
    -Elissa
    letters-to-jayna.blogspot.com

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    1. aww thanks!! YES I SO AGREE WITH THAT. <33333

      I just looked at your blog and I'm hooked too! It's so sweet cause I totally get the bestie friends...especially those who live far away. *sobs* btw, did you see that I also have a poetry blog?? :D

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    my favorite age was 15, but i have this sneaking suspicion that 17 is gonna be the best one yet :)

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! <33 <3333

      oh hmm..I really don't think about 15 much. I kinda didn't like that year. lol I really loved 16..but I'm starting to agree. Maybe being a senior, having my license and all that junk won't be so bad ;) ;)

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  18. AHH HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIA!!
    The beach is hands down the BEST place to spend your birthday, and you look SO BEAUTIFUL in the pictures!!
    Hope you had a great day you lil old lady! *BIG HUGS*
    -Em
    destinationblissblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. aww thank you!!!
      HANDS DOWN. Totally agree - like tooooottallly. That's why I picked it LOL! OH GOSH GIRL THATS LIKE *blushes* YOURE SO SWEET

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  19. Happy, happy birthday to you! All those ages I once thought were 'so old' re not now.... and I am like how can I possibly be 19.... that is so old.... but it isn't....

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    1. haha you're so kind! I agree - like I was SURE that 13 was soooo old. I mean GASP that was already 4 years ago. yeeeeeek!!!

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH'S SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    -Mic

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    1. Hahaaa - I had a wonderful birthday - thanks!

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  22. these are beautiful pictures! it sounds like you've had a great year. I love your blog and i'm so glad i'm following along. And I know I'm a couple days late but happy birthday!!! :)

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    1. IKR isn't it such a beautiful place????!! I really did - it's been fantastic. Aww thanks, I am too! And thank you <33333 HUGS

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  23. I totally get the lemon cheesecake and the spending the whole day at the beach you and I have so much in common wowwww soul sista happy birthday I'm excited for YOUUUUUU...so. I talk in a more understandable way now.
    Congrats on being seventeen. No, you aren't one of those 'old' bloggers, you're way too much fun, Jewels.

    -T.
    x

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    1. OH MY GOSH WE DO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON LIKE WOOOOOOW. 17 isn't so bad so far..I'm kinda liking it actually lol OH GOSH what a compliment!! <333 like thank you I don't even feel old anymore HUGGGSS

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ������ I'm so glad that you were able to spend your b day at the beach! That sounds like so much fun!

    Btw, you look so pretty in the picture above! :-)

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    1. It was sooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH fun!!!

      ACK thank you girl!! You're so sweet <333

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  25. WOOT WOOOT!! *tosses confetti* btw i'm very happy with ice cream because ice cream is the stuff of life. <333 YEP YOU'RE AN OLD LADY NOW, DUDE. But not as old as this old lady. muahaha. *raises cane victoriously* xD beach + lemon cheesecake sounds like the most fabulous birthday ever. and tbh I have no idea what my favorite age was?? PROBABLY 7 OR SOMETHING. IDK.

    (btw I'm listening to the Jane Eyre soundtrack rn <3333)
    >><<
    abbiee

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    1. oh good cause ice cream is fabulous and if you didn't like it I'm afraid i would have to shun you and that would make me very sad indeed.
      OH MY GOSH THATS SO TRUE. *realizes I'll never get older than you* *sighs out of thankfulness* haha soooorrry! ;) OOOHH 7 is a very good age - loads of tree climbing.

      (NO WAY NOW I NEED TO GO AND LISTEN TO MY JANE EYRE CAUSE THAT MUSIC IS LIIIFFFEEEE)

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  26. WHAT I DID NOT GET AN EMAIL SAYING YOU POSTED *chucks computer out window* *oops* *pieces back together with duct tape* Okay we're all better now. ;) But I agree--16 was the bestest age of ever!! We should each write a post called sixteen things I learned while I was sixteen. You wanna? *waggles eyebrow* *writes idea down because I'm gonna forget it in like two seconds* #dorybrain ;) And yes I got that from you!!!

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    1. WHAT KICK THAT COMPUTER AND KICK IT HARD (oh wait you already threw it out the window thats good enough i suppose and wow duct tape really is amazing) hahaa why not?? lets!!! #dorybrain!! ITS SO MINE AND I LOVE HOW EVERYONE IS USING IT NOW

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  27. aghh HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY. you aren't old don't worry, I like "older" bloggers, having them in the blogging world makes me feel more "safe" Who wouldn't want to spend their birthday at the beach? Good choice ;)

    ~Noor

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