I had a moment of thought earlier today over a cuppa tea, I realised I am 21 next year, that’s only a year and a half away. That’s pretty much a proper adult who’s meant to be really responsible and have a realistic plan of where their life is going, scary! Maybe that will still happen, I’m holding onto the hope, keep your fingers crossed for me please, pretty please. I thought this would be a good time to share things I miss from the younger teenage years:
- BEING ABLE TO RELAX MORE IN YOUR FREE TIME.
The time when you don’t have school is pretty much to yourself, I mean you don’t have to worry about work because you’re still kinda too young for that. You’re able to put your feet up and watch as many episodes of Gossip Girl as possible before you fall asleep.
- PERMANENT STRUCTURE
Whilst you’re at school, not that I was a big fan of it, there is a set schedule in your life. You get up at 7:30 am to get ready for school to be there for 8:45, finish at 3:15ish, do your homework and then relax. It’s all planned out for you, you even have set half term dates where you are free to do what you like, it’s an easy, mostly stress-free life.
- BIG BLACK EYELINER
I did have one of those ‘emo’ phases where I was against pop culture and I listened to as much sleeping with sirens as possible. I also tried to dress and suit my look to the more ‘rocky emo’ culture too, hence my big black eyeliner and mostly black attire. Don’t get me wrong I still love my black eyeliner now, it’s one of my essentials, but back then it really was big enough to cover my whole eyelid!
- SPENDING ALL THE MONEY I GOT ON GIGS
The money that I kindly received for birthdays and Christmas’s was spent on tickets to see my fav bands, that’s pretty much it. I didn’t have to worry about money to learn to drive, travel expenses, birthday presents for family/friends and all those kind of adult-like responsibilities.
- EYEBROWS NOT BEING A TREND
Don’t get me wrong my Benefit ‘Ka Brow’ is probably one of the best make-up items I own but it stresses me out when they don’t look 10/10, not that they ever do. These days filling in your brows is the most important part to many girls make up routines, it would be weird if this wasn’t a thing now, don’t you think? I kinda liked back when natural eyebrows were a thing, no one really filled them in, and you just let them be.
- £100 SOUNDING LIKE IT’S A LOT OF MONEY.
Oh boy, do I still wish that this was the case, that amount will now go in the blink of an eyelid.
- THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER
If I remember correctly at sixteen I was only just taking my GCSE’S, I could literally go down any career path that I wanted. I could do anything I like, be whoever I want to be, I still can but it was like that was the time to start painting your blank canvas. I’ve chosen a career path now, I really enjoy it but it’s scary to think that’s what I’ve committed my life too, at the moment anyway.
- FAMILY GATHERING QUESTIONS
At a younger age all you really get asked is, how’s school going? Have you started exams? That’s about it, nothing too pressuring. Now it’s, do you have a boyfriend? Can you drive yet? Are you at least learning to drive? How’s the job going? Is that earning you a lot? Are you moving out soon? The questions get more to a point of making your head want to explode, you just feel like saying please understand I am trying my best, I’m being me and this is who I wanna be.
Let me know if you can relate to any of these? Are there any other things that you miss from being a younger teenager, let me know in the comments!