5 things I miss about my teens

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This week we're doing a way-back flash-back by channeling our teen years and what was super awesome about them. Unfortunately, my teen years are seeming further ago than I'd like to admit. Regardless, I'm sure I can come up with (at least) a few things I miss about those days...

5 things I miss about my teens

  1. School - I'll be the dork that says it, I miss school. I don't miss homework and I don't miss math, but I miss the social aspect and learning just to learn (although, I likely wouldn't have said that while actually attending school, well not the bit about learning anyways). 
  2. Parties - I still attend parties as an adult  but it's just not the same. Now there are responsibilities associated (like bringing food) and a kid's table for all the mini side-kicks. Then again, parties in my teens paled in comparison to my early twenties! lol that's a whole other series of posts.
  3. Acting like a total idiot - some would argue I still do this regularly BUT it's definitely not in the same way. Some of the things my friends and I would think to do, just baffle my mind now but man we laughed. Like eating goldfish (for the record, I did not actually do this), egging cars (this is illegal, I am NOT endorsing this - especially after Mr. B's van got egged last week), drinking vinegar packets (again, gross, don't do it), "borrowing" my parents car without permission etc. 
  4. Lack of Responsibility - sure, as a teen, I had responsibilities and was fairly responsible as teens go; however, compared to now, those days were easy peasy.
  5. My body - I was thinner with less wrinkles and better hair. Sadly, I was SOOOOO unappreciative at the time! Looking back, I really wish I saw myself for what I really looked like and was a little gentler on my younger self.

It's funny thinking back because I remember some of the moments of my teen years being really hard ones. Struggles I thought would be the worst I'd ever face, moments that I wanted to last forever and others I thought would never end. So many friendships formed and then broken and then re-formed, loves had and lost and oh the internal battles.

Looking back, there's TONS I'd change, but my teens years without a doubt had a significant impact on the person I am and the life I have today and I wouldn't have it any other way.

sorry for the lack funny/embarrassing photos from my teens years, I'm not nearly organized or motivated enough (read: I'm exhausted) to fish them out of where ever they might be hiding.


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16 comments:

  1. I think you nailed it in lack of responsibility. We did what we wanted when we wanted, as long as our parents allowed!

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  2. i went to a really small high school and i loved it!!! it was so fun!

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  3. Totally agree with the body image....what was I thinking??? Which makes me wonder what 60 year old Deena would say to present day Deena. Yikes.

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  4. Totally agree with all of these, especially the responsibility and body image! And we thought it was so hard then!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  5. Great post! I miss school too. I would go back to college now and get another degree if I could!

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  6. I really enjoyed high school in my teens... I did have a firmer (pre-baby!) body, better hair and less wrinkles... and, I had a long time till I had to worry about face cream and getting my hair done to get rid of the grey! :( It was also nice not to have to worry about bills!

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    1. yes to less wrinkles... mine are popping up fast and furious!!
      Oh I forgot about lack of bills... I sooo miss that

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  7. I still love school. I love to learn and do it best in a classroom setting so I can totally relate and love that you love school.

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  8. I think most of us miss things about our teenage years, but if given the choice, we probably would pass on reliving them! As simple as being a teen is, there is something to be said for maturity as well!

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    1. so true, so easy to look back and miss things now but I remember it feeling so hard sometimes.

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