Just a few observations of mine! Thought I’d go for a more personal topic that’s bound to be relevant to most of us in some way, past or present. So, teenage relationships…
~There is literally never a ‘good’ time to get into one! Exams, going away to study, going home for the holidays, university decisions, committments, you get the gist. Nearly always something going on or some decision impending. Guess you’ve just gotta decide if it’s worth it!
~They can hurt, and contrary to what some older folks will tell you, the sting can last for quite some time. Carrie did a post about young relationships and their validity a couple of weeks ago, which made for a very interesting and relatable read. Drives me mad when people patronise and downplay any form of teenage relationships, because it’s just another instance where I believe age barely matters at all.Why would being young make feelings invalid?
~Facebook can be your best friend or your worst foe. And often both at the same time. Same for social media in general really! Great for getting to know people; great for others watching and getting involved too. Seen that one play out on a newsfeed too many times.
~Some boys can really surprise you but some are just downright shocking. I’m not denying that girls can be the same either. People’s attitudes can change soooo quickly that someone you thought you knew through and through can become essentially a stranger overnight. Probably not exclusive to teenagers tbh!
~‘Friends with benefits’ is apparently a thing for us 17 year olds?…err, no thank you boys. Makes for a funny film but tbh the reality sounds ridiculously messy.
~And a quote from a girly chat at college today: ‘I am not a time filler!‘ Do love a good girly chat. ;D Can kinda seem that some people just want company to fill little slots of boredom with. Yeah, us teenagers have busy lives, but really who wants to be shoehorned into that last available slot?
~Teenagers waste lots of time playing games to avoid the risky business of showing their true feelings. Makes it so refreshing when someone isn’t scared to speak with a little honesty!
So nothing groundbreaking here, just a few observations of mine. At the end of the day I still think that relationships are worth it, so am unlikely to let any of the above put me off for long. To quote myself from this post, ‘keep taking chances on people to make the memories whilst it lasts’. Why not ey? 🙂