(Apparently 16-year-old Bek fell off the bandwagon because she does not have a picture of herself at this age. And I'm a firstborn, so there's really no excuse! ;) )
Golly gee whiz, you've experienced a lot of changes this year! You've moved, started attending school, have a new dance company, made new friends, and finally have actual homework. You've had teachers to get used to, a uniform to wear, classmates to bond with, all while practicing your driving abilities.
While you may feel like this is a ton of new things (and it is!), get used to it! Life is so full of new and exciting adventures, many ones you'd NEVER anticipate. And as you move from one adventure to the next, remember your value. Remember that nothing you do will ever change God's love or plans for you. You have gifts and abilities from the Lord that others need, so don't be ashamed of who you are or how God made you.
Bek, God is going to take you places - physical, spiritual, and emotional places - that you wouldn't believe. He's going to redeem your past and guide your future. He's going to stretch you beyond your comfort zone and grow you gracefully. He's going to give you amazing friends and wonderful mentors, and He's going to speak directly to you, too.
I can't wait to see what He has in store for us/me even now, because look at how He has blessed life! And it's only going to get better.