eighteen & crazy.
The most influential thing that has happened to me was falling in love. I was fifteen and naive and thought I could take on a long distance relationship spanning 741 miles and four states. We were both young and we thought, we knew, that we were in love, and that was all that mattered. We loved each other, and we thought we could take on the world together, while not actually physically being together. We wanted a future together, and we were destined to reach it, no matter the distance between us and the struggles we knew we would face.
one of our favorite pastimes, was making out. but what couple doesn’t enjoy that? it was oh so sloppy, filled with smiles
When I was seven, I thought being sixteen meant that I would be the popular cheerleader with the cool car; the girl everyone liked.
spending days in my car and nights on the porch i couldn’t help falling in love with you we were young and we were dumb
you only love me in the middle of the night; only during those drunken midnight calls where you call me crying, saying i’m the only one who will ever love you,
the instructor said, go home and write a page tonight. and let that page come out of you – then, it will be true. i am seventeen years old
Music has always been a huge part of my life, and a huge part in how I find and express myself. I make Spotify playlists every month, and have for a little over two years now, and those playlists prove to be mini musical time capsules to document my feelings throughout a month; a reminder of what my life was like during a certain time. The playlists aren’t always necessarily filled with new releases, but more so new albums and musicians I have stumbled upon that resonate with me.
When it isn’t busy being banned, The Catcher in the Rye is a novel that is commonly read in high school English classes, and for a good reason; it’s a literary masterpiece. But to teenagers, Holden Caulfield is like a familiar stranger caught up in the world of adolescence. His angst, which J.D. Salinger managed to capture so perfectly, is relatable between generations. We’re all restless, we’re all dissatisfied, and as Holden would say, we’re all tired of phonies. There comes a point in our lives where, suddenly, we are stuck in a purgatory between childhood and adulthood, but we aren’t craving the adult life; we’re craving the choice to be who we want to be and to escape it all.