Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to be an adolescent? Stuck in the middle of childhood and adulthood is quite stressful. I mean, as a teenager one looks forward to being treated as an adult, not as a child. Me? I’d much rather be treated as a young person that is simply in training to be an adult.
I have had an epiphany throughout my time here at Early Stages. My youth is gradually slipping away from me. On May 13th, (Mother’s Day for those who might have forgotten), I will be 18 years old. Not only do I have to act a little older, I feel as though I am. While interning here, my mindset has dramatically altered. In a way, this saddens me because I am the type of person to be jovial and jubilant almost always. My friends call me “Giggles” because no matter what, I am laughing and smiling. I had a care free perspective of life, but now, working and handling college stuff has enlightened me that the real world is right under my nose; it will probably swallow me whole if I don’t realize that I have many more responsibilities.
Even as I write this now, stress and fear are overwhelming me due to the immense transition that is to ensue in my life. I know that I should not worry so much and simply try my best to be a functioning addition to the adult-world, but being a kid is too fun for me. Well, though I’ll be 18, I’ll still be the youngest in the office!
That’s all for now, folks!