posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:10 AM
I actually never got to do those things either. At times it really gets to me because I wanted to enjoy being a teenager but couldnt due to alot of
family issues going on. By the time everyone was going to partys and drinking every weekend, I was just trying hard to take care of my sister and deal
with family troubles. My parents had left us due to drug use and we were living with our grandma trying to figure out why the world was falling down
around us. Instead of worrying about the dress we were going to wear for the dance, we were worrying whether or not our parents would return.
And now im about to be 20 in October and realize I never got to enjoy being a teenager. Im not sure if its a bad thing or not. I would have liked to
experience more stuff, and have those crazy stories you tell to your kid when they get older, but I dont have any.
Then again, what I did get to do in my teen years, is learn alot about myself, and life. Things ill carry with me forever. And that, I think, is much
more important, then having stories of being drunk at a party at 3am.