Two thousand and fifteen, we are 5 years away from the year 2020 and 15 years past the millennial; its still hard to believe that Obama has been president for 7 years already, that it has been 14 years since 9/11. So far this year has been quite a roller coaster ride for me, I have had experiences I would have never think I would ever have, seen the sides of people I never thought I would be forced to see, and had to make choices I would never even consider that I would be forced to make. Two thousand and fifteen has been one hell of a year.
High school, a time of massive amounts of work, combined with high expectations, hormones, and mental development creates a hectic phase filled with insecure and confused teenagers. To escape from the mentally and physically taxing that arises from being a teenager, teenagers often spend their time on something that they enjoy and takes their minds off things whether this video games, sports, reading, drawing, etc. But the real question is whether this is a productive way to spend your time, are you wasting time that could be spent on working on that project that is due next week or that blog post that should be posted tomorrow. Should we feel wrong that we weren’t as productive as we could be?
My 16th birthday is approaching and reality smashed into me as my mind realized that I’ll eventually have to be independent and (hopefully) be in college. A extremely scary concept to think about since I have lived my entire life basically sheltered by the stereotypical Asian parents, who emphasized grades more than learning life skills. Thinking about the growing older has left me thinking about what if situations; situations like what if I can’t into college, what if I can’t keep my grades at straight A’s next year, what if I will always keep the awkward teen personality I have right now.