This week marks the end of my teenage years. This Saturday I turn the big 2-0. It’s crazy to think that I won’t be saying the suffix “teen” when someone asks me how old I am anymore. I know it’s not something I should be shocked about because getting older isn’t exactly a surprise, but it just seems to have flown by.
I thought for this post I would tell you the things I’ve learnt while being a teenager.
- Friends aren’t always all they cracked up to be. I’ve come across so many fake people in my teen years it’s almost laughable, but I think it’s helped me figure out who I am and who I really can get along with.
- Despite what teachers say. The internet isn’t always a scary place. The amount of times we were told not to talk to people online because they were almost certainly perverts. Well that was not the case for me.
- It is okay to like being on your own. There’s a lot of peer pressure for people to have big social circles, but you just don’t need them. I have more fingers than close friends, but that’s okay.
- Don’t overpluck your eyebrows. Trust me on this one. I think thin eyebrows were a trend in my school and I am still living with the consequences now. Just leave them be.
- You don’t need to know what career you want to be seen as “on track.” Take time to find out what you love.
- Time management is the key to surviving education. The sooner you start something the sooner it’s over.
- If you think you’re the only one not to have done something the chances are you’re not. Taking things steady is never a bad thing.
- Try not to wear hideous clothes for the last day of term *cough* I’m talking to you young me *cough* you’ll regret it everytime you look at the pictures.
And now I thought I’d show you some photos of young teen me, you’ll see I look exactly the same.