I'm turning 20 this January, and I can't believe I'm almost not a teen. I have mixed feelings. But at the same time I feel like I have a lot to look forward to.
There's so much that I feel like I haven't experienced yet, and I look forward at what's to come. I spend much of my time thinking about the future and seeing what's to come.
At the same time, I feel like time is going by too fast. These last two years went by faster than any other time in my life.
Sometimes, I feel like I haven't done enough in almost two decades. Of course, I try to make smart choices and do the right thing, but I feel that I have a tendency to be semi cautious.
My teen years have been full of ups and downs. Of course, some good times and some obstacles. In high school, I struggled to fit in socially, and didn't gain much confidence until late in high school.
Now, I'm a freshman in college and it still feels like high school. Of course it's fun, and I'm a good student.
My parents tell me to just be myself and not worry about others around me. And I have a few friends, but I'm still somewhat shy in certain settings.
Is there any way I can make up anything for the future? Or do I just keep doing what I'm doing? It's hard to not compare yourself to others even now I feel.
Any advice would be much appreciated.