Hello, Teenage-hood. I wasn’t expecting you to look like this.

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CAUTION: IN THIS BLOG POST, EXTREME GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, SARCASM, AND INSANITY ENSUE. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Sometimes, if you’re like me, you feel like a FREAK.

One second you’re on top of the world, you like everyone around you and you’re passing out hugs and jokes and giggles and joy and unicorns and happiness and yyyayyyyayyyyay. Life feels like a crazy and wonderful movie where nobody dies or gets disappointed or argues or differs in opinion.

THEN.

There’s other moments in a tiny span of 5 minutes, when, actually, you feel like literally MURDERING the person next to you attempting to start a conversation with you like oh my goodness-how dare you speak to me like I’m EVEN feeling happy and ready for that right now????

Sometimes I have those days.

And, when I DO have one of those days, I also feel like a giant plate of failure BECAUSE I feel like maybe I should be put into an insane asylum!!!!!!!

So, I’ll go to my room with a huff and a puff, will seriosuly bawl my eyes out and say: ” WHY IN THE WORLD AM I SUCH AN AWFUL PERSON AND WHY DO I FEEL THIS WAY???!?!”

Seriosuly. Yep. Good stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Being a teenager: try it!!! It’s the best!!!!!

Do you ever feel like mood swings are one of your talents??? Sometimes I do!

SOMTIMES I feel like a brat-and don’t know why, or even how to stop it!!!

SOMETIMES I want to be an independent adult and be mature and save money and do cool adult things and THEN the NEXT SECOND LATER-I want to throw a toddler temper- tantrum because my MOMMY didn’t give me the right advice when I asked for her honest, un-biased opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!

And let me just tell you something else.

SOMETIMES I kind of want to eat a giant carton of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with whipped cream and fun rainbow sprinkles on top because I didn’t get a math problem right and that OBVIOUSLY means I’m an idiot and am completely BOUND TO FAIL AT EVERYTHING I EVER ATTEMPT TO ACCPOMPLISH IN LIFE BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY SINCE MATH DOESN’T COME SUPER EASY AND NATURALLY TO ME THAT OBVIOUSLY MEANS THAT I AM STUPID AND CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT AND WILL OBVIOUSLY NEVER EVER BE ABLE TO LIVE IN SOCIETY AS A FULLY-FUNCTIONING ADULT.

RIGHT?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

WRONG.

If you, my friend, feel this way: CONGRATULATIONS.

You are a teenager.

Step into my office and I’ll explain things.

Today I watched a video: YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW AND THEN COME BACK TO FINISH THIS BLOG POST AND YOU’LL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyaSRC6fXBw

I realized something after watching that video (then talking with my mom afterwards), that EVERY SINGLE emotion I feel on a daily basis is NORMAL.

If you didn’t already know, being a teenager does actually involve this little (actually, GIGANTIC) thing called PUBERTY.

Which gives you HORMONES. Check it out:

HORMONES RAGING THROUGH YOUR BODY-ACTUALLY FREAKS YOUR BODY OUT-IT DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO REACT AND THEREFORE: BOOM. THE BRAIN SAYS NO AND MOOD SWINGS OCCUR.

Well, that wasn’t quite scientifically accurate, BUT THE POINT IS, you do have a reason to feel crazy sad, angry, depepressed, happy, stressed, etc in a day.

What I am trying to tell you (and myself) with all of this, is that don’t be hard on yourself when your brain feels like mush and you feel like beating down the wall. THAT’S NORMAL.

Seriously. Ask your parents. Ask your pastor, your grandparents: they ALL have felt the SAME, EXACT way and totally understand how you feel.

Chances are, if you embrace the fact that you DON’T have all your emotions figured out, you’ll quickly realize that nobody really does.

And maybe, just maybe, that’ll make your mood swings better.

(Or maybe not. Eh, who I am kidding? You’ll just have to wait it out!)

~Halee

 

 

 

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