For me, being 13 was awkward, I had no idea how to do this growing up stuff. Being 14 was weird, things were complicated. 15 was better in a way. But 16 was THE WORST and to get this clear, 16 is usually NOT the sweet sixteen. And now, here I am at 17. I had to choose whether it could be Silly Seventeen or Superb Seventeen for me. And I have decided it to be Superb Seventeen. Give me a moment to explain this to you.
I love writing. I think I can make a pretty good career in this. I usually keep wearing a crossbody which holds my tablet, my journal, a pen and my lipbalm during travels or going out. Because in my mind, I am a journalist or an amateur writer who is in search of new stories and ideas. My folks keep helping me in this which I highly appreciate. But there are moments when I talk to people on something and they simply ignore my opinions or my further questions on a given topic because according to them, I'm just a silly teenager who doesn't know much about life or life experiences. Sometimes it's a clear rejection of my opinion or idea. Which, obviously, is painful. This is where I chose to be Superb Seventeen. I'm going to fight for my opinion. Last week, I had a conversation with my uncle about self esteem. According to me, having self esteem is important. It gives you power to love yourself for what you are & take stands and make decisions on your own. But according to my uncle, people with high self esteem are vain. And that's where our opinions collided. I told him that this thought of him was wrong. Self esteem is not a selfish term, I believe that. And then this quote did the rest of the work: “Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.” And I cleared him that self esteem and self obsession are two different words. We ended this discussion pretty gently. But I was glad that I delivered him my thoughts and opinion pretty well without being afraid of what if he rejects my opinion or tell me I am the one who's wrong. But I did it and it was my little success with talking to people. I want to do this more and more. I want to discuss more stuff to people, listen to what they say and tell them what I think. And then write about it, or blog about it. And remember that no matter what anyone says about my writing pieces or the poems that don't rhyme perfectly, I'm going to do whatever I can. I've written some short stories too which I will write about soon on blog. One is about a blogger that I am MOST excited to present. Till then, I'd happily concentrate on being this Superb Seventeen.