The hardest part about being a teenager is knowing absolutely everything, and being forced to interface with swarths of older adults who just don't get it. It's a heavy burden to carry - having an innate and superior knowledge of how the world works, and yet someone has to carry it.
Of course, the hardest part of getting older, is realizing that you didn't know everything as a teen, and that many things are unknowable, and also life is inherently chaotic.
As teens, many of us declared our beliefs and tastes as definitive and unflinching, absolutely nothing was going to change our minds, and it was offensive for mom to suggest otherwise. Unfortunately for our teen conviction, time often tells a different story.
That I’d be the first pro snowboarder/NBA player.
I’m a moderately successful public school teacher.
Being obsessed with Incubus - Morning View
The irony being that my favourite track was Just A Phase.