A look in the life of a teen; With all of its highs and lows

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It’s undeniably fun to be a teen. These are commonly seen as some of the best years in life, and it certainly is so for female teens.

These are the times in life for self development and self discovery. Not only is our body growing, but so are our mind and our evolving personality, along with our tastes and views on the world.

As a teen that goes to school, my days are fairly the same. I wake up at 6:30 and get ready to be at school by 7:45. One of the moments I look forward to the most every day, is the little moment I get to spend with my friends before I start the day at school. We meet up at our usual sitting spot, and talk about our previous day as well as the long day we’ve got ahead. For the next few hours, my main focus is surviving the day and getting home to my dogs and my TV shows.

To me, that’s one of the best parts about being a teen. We have fairly simple responsibilities, and though school can be hard and overwhelming, some of us are blessed to have friends around us to make it easier to get by. We are also in the age where it’s easier and more accessible to go out and try new things, experience something new every time we go out and explore who we are, even though we also face struggles as teens.

One of the things I personally struggle with the most is the pressure I feel from knowing that everything I do as a teen will affect who I am as an adult. Every decision I make, will ultimately lead to my future as an adult, and that can be very hard to deal with as a teen. On top of that, we also face judgment from fellow teens, which causes us to feel pressure about the way we dress or the way look, and even the way we act in public. We become self conscious, which can lead to a multitude of struggles, especially mentally and within ourselves.

Despite all of that, I feel very lucky to be a female teen. There are so many women around me and in the world who are constantly setting an example that as a woman there is nothing we can’t accomplish. It motivates me and inspires me to grow into the best version of myself that I can be, and one day walk among the wonderful women I look up to today.