You know what? I'm turning 20 next year.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "A post at 3am and that's all you have to say?"
Okay, so maybe you weren't thinking that, but I am (about turning 20).
When I turn 20, (oh God, I can't believe it) I'll be closer to adulthood than pubescence.
And I'm scared out of my mind.
But reading a post by a fellow TESLian (a senior at that, who has recently turned 20) got me thinking.
She said " I'm 20! No more in my teen years! But it's okay, I've lived those years well."
The contentment that she felt with her life so far was enough to bring a silent "wow" out of me.
And it made me ask myself, "Did I live my teen years well?"
Well, now that I've thought about it, yes. Very well in fact. I've travelled, studied, gained friends, learned to play the guitar, played rugby, made mistakes, apologized, prayed, laughed and cried.
I bled, broke an arm and my head (not figuratively), made jokes, fell silent, wondered, felt depressed and jubilated.
I loved, I lost, I longed, I walked, I talked, I sang, I cowered, I hated, I fought, I forgave and I forgot.
No, this is not a list of verbs in simple past tense. This is my life (or was).
And I lived my teen years well.