The Truth Of Being 16

The key rests in your hands and you can finally unlock a new door in your life, mostly just the car door, but a door all the same!

The truth of being 16 is that it sucks. Junior year, arguably the hardest year of high school, is stealing ‘free-time’ from your vocabulary. Saying hi to friends in the school hallway has become the extent of a social life and pretending to be well rested is just one cup of coffee away.

The truth of being 16 is that no one really knows what they’re doing. The title of upperclassmen creates a false sense of security that you are an experienced high-schooler who can navigate any and all situations. And even those who feel comfortable have yet to prepare for the zooming “what do you want to do with your life”s and “where do you want to go to college”s .

The truth of being 16 is that you wish you were in college, because after one taste of freedom you’ve only been left wanting more.

The truth of being 16 is that you really don’t want to deal with the side effects of being 16. Heartache, confusion, and exhaustion are appetizers on that menu.

The truth of being 16 is that you miss being a freshmen. Despite the endless torture you put each new class through, you know how much simpler things were and you wish you could go back.

The truth of being 16 is that no one will take you seriously. You will always have to prove being young does not make you ignorant or incompetent. You’ve done your research, you know your stuff, now prove their assumptions are wrong.

The truth of being 16 is that you’re not sure what the truth of being 16 should be.