Sunday, 26 October 2008

You're not nineteen forever

Today my friend Liesbeth is turning 20 and she's one of the last of our high school 'gang' to do so. The very last one will be me, on the 21st of December. I've got some pretty ambiguous feelings on the subject.
In some way I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I honestly can barely wait until I'm 21, finish university and I can finally really start to try and do what I really want to do with my life.
Then again, the idea of turning 20 creeps me out. I like being young. I like having such endless amounts of energy. I like being critical but at the same time still free from too much cynicism.
It's not that turning 20 will suddenly transform me into a tired, worn person full of bitterness, but it is a step away from youth, a certain chapter that you leave behind.
I guess this is just another reason to live every part of my life to the fullest.


  1. I really don't want to be twenty. I feel like there will be much greater expectations of me. It's fine to be nineteen and not really going anywhere in life; not so much at twenty.

  2. I want to be twenty :p, I'm quite tired of school. I also hope, when I'm twenty, I will finaly know what I want to do later. But like you said, sometimes it's very nice to be young ^^

  3. If I could choose I'd be 22-23 forever. First job, a salary, but still lots of freedom and dreams.

  4. Yeh, I can find myself in all of your points of view. But like Storfie said, being 22-23 forever seems good to me. I'm not that far yet, but I kind of like the idea of it the way you describe it. :)