13 Reasons it’s Great Not Being a TeenagerPayton Foeller
1. High School is over. For the most part.. You are now able to pick and choose with whom you associate. There are rarely ‘assigned seats,’ which is pretty nice. Oh and my favorite! Need to go to the bathroom? JUST GO. No need to ask permission. Go alone, go in groups, whatever suits you ladies, but go in freedom!
2. No more Teen Boys. Phewwwy those boys are silly and smelly. Now, on rare occasion there’s a teen boy or two that is worthy of your time. I married my high school sweetheart after all. But this is the exception not the rule. (Girls, they grow up, just give it a few years.)
3. No more Acne. Usually. Gross. (Except for when I was Pregnant! BUMMER) Ew. Icky. Yuck. It usually goes away. So that’s nice.
5. People can no longer use the ‘you’re just a kid’ excuse. If they want to evade your questions or dismiss your opinions they have to come up with a better reason. You’re held accountable for your actions. No one says ‘oh she’s just a silly girl who does silly things.’ Our culture may think this is a bad thing, but trust me, it’s good for you.
6. You can think about things other than grades and graduating (if you were that kind of kid like I was..). Your world is not dominated by homework and ‘extracurricular’s’ to pad your college applications. You are now free to dream dreams that extend beyond a degree. Such as blogging (*ahem*) or homemaking! Weird those things come to mind…
8. You begin to acquire wisdom rather than knowledge. Hopefully you begin to find your niche. Where you fit. No one fits in high school.
9. The girl drama! Ohhhh the tragedy! There was seemingly no escape from the girl drama in high school. Now you are allowed to literally and figuratively walk away. Just leave.
11. You’ll probably have your own space. Either a dorm or a house. You can put up all the crazy posters and wacky paint colors you want. (Remember myyellow walls? and… my bedroom is BRIGHT RED.)
13. You’re grown. You’re your own. You’re Gods and you’ll learn more and more about what that means. Everyday. You no longer live a life of roller coaster emotions and petty jealousies (hopefully). Most things that were more intense then adults could even fathom are now just passing thoughts. Hind sight is always 20/20 but coming out of the teen years it’s more like 40/40. Observing youth now, being only a few years removed, I feel for you. I understand that ‘it is like literally the worst thing in the whole world!’ Just give it a few years. I promise it’ll be fine.
Did I miss anything? I’m sure I did. What’s your favorite part about Not Being a Teen?