When I was 13 I once tried cutting my own hair. I would tell my 13 year old self to not do that! Some things are best left to the experts. I would recommend learning to play the guitar, or piano – I would thank myself later. And I would say, whenever you are faced with a choice – listen to the advice of your parents…but don’t be afraid to make your own mistakes. Making mistakes is as important as getting things right! And if you’re really stuck, choose whichever will make the best story. Even if you make a bad choice, you will have a good story :).