I know that I am growing up when I can finally make plans and not ask my mom about it first. I mean, of course I have to tell details (how am I getting there/coming back/what time), but virtually I have finally control over my own schedule. Perhaps all of you reading this have had this certain freedom for years, and are thinking that I am lame to have just gotten it at 15 years old, but this is a big deal to me.
I usually don't do posts that dig into my inner psyche like this, but maybe now is a good time to start. You know, with the new year and all.
Anyways, lately I have been feeling quite good. Mentally. Well, physically, too, but that's not really the point. I feel like I have grown up with a sturdy foundation (Yes, I know, that's always what those sex ed. speakers talk about-- sturdy foundations.) and can take on anything. It is a good feeling to be growing up and to soon be becoming part of the "older teenager" denomination-- 16, 17, 18, etc. Speaking of the future, futures are exciting. For me personally, I am excited for numerous things-- going to Japan this summer, my mom opening her bead/jewelry store, going to college, traveling to Africa for my graduation present.
Usually when I tell people things like this they say, "That's easy for you to say," or "I can't do stuff like that because I don't have any money," or "My life is too boring for that." The only thing I have to say honestly is... I don't care. If people would stopping putting so many limitations on themselves and start believing that they can accomplish anything if they put their mind to it, they could do amazing things all the time. I would also suggest reading The Secret, or watching the movie. I deem it the guidelines to living my life.
Because I lack a way to conclude this post, I will part by leaving a quote.
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will." --Jawaharal Nehru