Wednesday, April 1, 2015

When I Was a Teenager

I was a teenager... let me count... 7 years ago. 

... I was insecure

When I was a teenager I didn't see how wonderful and valuable I am. I wasn't comfortable in my own body and I was extremely self-conscious. I thought I was the clumsiest person in the world and my jokes and laughter were weird. 

... I was independent

My teen years were quite paradoxical. On the other hand I was insecure but I was also extremely independent. I didn't mimic my peers. I wanted to make my own decisions based on my own will, experiences and moral. 

... I was waiting for my life to begin

I didn't think my life had yet started. I was constantly thinking "When I turn 18...", "When I go to high school..." or "When I get a boyfriend..." It was always "when" never "now".

... I was silly

After seven years I find my teenage thought processes silly. Isn't it amazing how much a person can grow!

Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different? 
C.S Lewis

What were you like when you were a teenager?


  1. Heehee. I think we were all pretty silly when we were teenagers!

  2. Well, at least I haven't met a "non-silly" teenager :)

  3. When I was a teenager, I was reckless, stupid, and almost all the things you've been too :D Personally I think that teenage life was great, but I enjoy myself more nowadays, as in I'm not so insecure anymore. Today I think I'm not as reckless, maybe I'm not stupid anymore but I'm not very bright either. Main thing that I've noticed these past years is that all the things in life aren't so black&white, there are also million grey tones that didn't use to be there when I was a teenager. :)

  4. When I was a teenager I worried too much about what others might think which held me back a lot!

  5. Jonna/Kaaosta ja KukkamekkojaApril 4, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    So insecure! And worried way too much what the others thought of me. But not careless or reckless. I worried too much about everything to do anything stupid.

  6. Your giveaway is awesome!

    I so agree with the carefree part :)

  7. That's so true! What I've noticed as I gain more life experience is that more I grow, less I know :)

  8. I constantly thought about what other people think of me. An "aha" moment was when I realised not to let that define me :)

  9. Sanna /Männikön kuulumisiaJuly 26, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    I was insecure and stupid too :). I didn't have any courage to make those decisions I knew I should make :). That time is over 20 years ago, so I have learned much since then :).


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