You used to go out and play with your friends, only to come back in the late evenings. In the blink of an eye, you’ve become a teenager that can’t be around people without feeling insecure about your looks. No, there’s nothing wrong with you. You’re just a teenager. You want to go back to the days when all you could care about was whether you could go out and play? No, that can’t be done. Maybe because there’s a right time for everything. Just like we wanted to grow up, now we want to reverse time and be children again. Problems appear and sleep hours disappear! Welcome to your life!
Moving past this sad story where everybody grows old…
If there’s anything that annoys me about my age, it’s the fact that I am old enough for people to give me adult responsibilities but still not enough for me to be considered one of them. On top of that, being called a callow doesn’t make me feel good either. What can we do about it, besides striving to prove that we are so much more than the little kids they think we are, show them how well we can handle our responsibilities. We wanted to grow up, but at what costs?
For those of you who’ve seen the “a day in my life” kind of videos on YouTube, I can tell you that’s not how the day of an adult looks like. Adult life is boring, it is full of stress. You could say a day is only a scribble in the books of our life, saying “I was alive today too” but not quite. It doesn’t matter whether you’re still in high school or in college, you’ve already started to feel the taste of savings, problems, and uncertainty.
Imagine walking down the street and finding money on the ground.
You bend over to pick them up, but a snake appears from nowhere and bites your hand. The street starts spinning around and before you know it, you’re thrown directly in the brambles. This is how some moments in life are. Regardless, we live waiting for the only person who can remove the thorns, bandage the wound, take away the pain. We live for these moments when we heal and learn to enjoy and appreciate everything in our lives, whether they’re good or bad things because every beautiful memory is a beautiful memory, while every bad memory is a learned lesson.
We wanted to grow up…
There were many times in my life when all I wanted was to take a break from life, but there are also moments when I am full of joy. That’s how real life is – it’s inevitable, sometimes we have to deal with a lot of problems but, in the end, they don’t matter, because we move past them. What truly matters are the happy moments.
Every day is a test.
Everyone at school, college, or summer job, wants to see what we are capable of and we feel like we’re making mistakes at every step we take. However, it may be more important to proceed, with all the mistakes made at every step, to go forward with pride and lessons learned.