But as a teenager? I’ve fundamentally failed.
I get good grades, I stay out of trouble, and I’m a good kid really.
But most importantly, I’ve chosen the same vocation as my parents. Journalism.
I mean, what kind of teenager does that? Aren’t we meant to go through some crazy phase where all you want to do is pierce people’s ears or do tattoos or start your own band for a living?
That’s supposed to be standard protocol for teenagers, isn’t it?
In which case, what a failure I’ve turned out to be. Wanting to go into a half-way respected career path?? It’s shameful. A real embarrassment! How will I ever show myself again in front of my rebellious peers?
But hey, there’s still time to prove myself as a proper teen in other ways! And this summer, once GCSEs are all over and I’ve got 6 weeks without responsibilities...I’m sure I’ll find a way!
Comment Question of the Day: What are you doing this summer? I'll be partying, seeing friends, going on an Israel tour and going to as many gigs as I can afford. Oh and maybe even my first summer job. It's going to be amazing.