The past few years have been nothing but extraordinary. I honestly can’t believe that I’m down to my last few years of teenage hood. (GAH SEND HELP) Where’d the time go? Lately, while fixing my files, I can’t help but feel nostalgic as I scroll through my old photos. I didn’t even realize how much fun I had as a teenager. It made me appreciate current situations and taught me how to live in the moment.
I believe we’ve all had our fair share of teenage angst. I personally still can’t help but overthink about some (not necessarily wrong) decisions I’ve made in the past. Going against society’s current was challenging. I’ve encountered a lot of bumpy waves, torn sails, and thunderstorms along the way. For one would be the fact that I turned into homeschooling for high school. For a long time, I’ve always thought I was missing out on society’s so-called norm. But now, I realized that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I wouldn’t experience a lot of things if I took a different path; I wouldn’t even have this blog.
It’s still unbelievable to think of where this blog took me. At some point, it became a safe haven for me to pour out all my insecurites and all of my “what ifs”. Even though I didn’t get to experience attending my own prom, school fairs, or taking the college reviews and entrance exams with everyone else in my batch; life had its own way of letting me experience the world outside of the box. From getting invites to the Metro’s coolest media launches (*screams* SHAWN MENDES), to speaking for some of the country’s top universities, working with brands I loved beforehand, and a few article features. Here’s to doing tests in the middle of airplane rides, P.E. classes in hotel swimming pools, history class in the actual monuments; lastly, here’s to something I’ve always dreaded, being different and taking the path less traveled.
We’re just getting started!
If you’ve reached this point, thank you for reading this very personal blogpost.
It’s okay to go against the current!