Being a teen is strange thing, especially in this world today.
One moment we’re being told we don’t know what we’re talking about or what we’re doing, and the next we’re being told to make our own decisions.
The teen years are the time for us to grow, and blossom into the adults we were meant to be, making big choices that could alter our future for the good or the bad.
Being on the brink of 18 is even stranger. Due to the fact that I was born in late November, I started school later than most kids my age. (People with fall/winter birthdays can relate)
Therefore, I didn’t graduate with most 17 year-olds this year (Oh, how I wish I had)
Though I am just a few years away from the formidable adulthood….I still feel as though I were a mere child, helpless and small in such a large universe full of danger and possibilities.
The other day I put in my first ever application for a job, and also my second, to two local businesses.
Though I am excited for my possible new job, I’m nervous about being out in the world as a 17 year old girl, making decisions on my own for the first time.
Sometimes I feel capable of doing what adults can do, and other times I wish I could just stay in bed and have others make the choices for me.
But that’s not the life we have to lead, we need to get out there and make choices that will make a difference in this world. Choices that will make us better.
Praying that I get called in for an interview, and that the choices I make will help better who I am, and cause others to see Christ in me.
Let’s not disappoint our parents and grandparents. Some people act as though our generation will fail, but we don’t have to, let’s prove we can handle life.
One choice at a time.
-Just a thought