I look back at myself between the ages of 13 and 17 and I never had a life, I never went out, never went to parties, never dated.
It keeps me awake at night. I never really had a teenage life and I still don't get out enough at the age of 20.
They say teenage years are the best years of your life.. but I never had them.
I didn't have many friends at school and the ones I did have I don't even talk to because they changed.
All I feel is nothing but anguish and regret.
Most Helpful Girl
Did you stay at school? Achieve anything?
I did some messed up stuff that I am truly not proud of in my teenage years. I remember all of my friends graduating and there I was- homeless, taking drugs, had been pregnant at one point, felt so insecure in my own skin and had accomplished nothing. How I wished I had just behaved and not bothered with boys and adventure that got me into nothing but trouble. Those years flew by and all I would have had to do is try to enjoy it for hope of a better future.
Nowdays I am a proud mother, had my first kid at 23, second at 25 and I am engaged. Although I wouldn't go back and change a thing knowing I wouldn't have the family I have now, I still struggle to get a decent job or be taken seriously when I apply for uni as a mature aged student because I have to say that my highest level of education is grade 9.
Please be grateful for having the courage and the brain to stick with school. Teenage years aren't the best years to party and have sex. Your early 20s are! Get the best education you can, make new friends and enjoy still being young!0
Most Helpful Guy
Well, I wish I had focused more on my education. I wound up having to make up for that later on. I didn't party much, but don't regret that. I suppose I could have dated more. I had two girlfriends, and both of those relationships lasted years, effectively devouring a rather large portion of my teenagehood. I paid for that in my early twenties since I didn't learn to relate to women in terms of flirting.
I would say that college and getting out of college were my favorite times of life. Most people my age seem to think this is true.
It's OK that you feel some regret, but I wouldn't let it consume you. The question is, now that you have realized your mistakes, what's next? What do you intend to do?0