Wading through shit.

Hi, I’m Sofia, 18 years old and just starting to find my bearings with this whole ‘adulting’ thing.  Starting uni this year has obviously proved a massive change in my life and as with all changes, I have gained new perspective, so much so, that I feel like talking about it could be interesting (although it could be completely mundane, we’ll see how it goes).  However as much as I hope to entertain with my writing, I know I’ll be tackling some heavy topics and I aim to evoke emotion.  So as a disclaimer I’d like to say that if you don’t like talking about the deep stuff, you’re probably not going to be too interested in what I have to say, but if you do want to hear some introspective musing, read on.  Now, with introductions out of the way, here’s a little taster of what you can expect from me in the future…

 

My parents always seemed to hold the opinion that our generation have it ‘easy’, that any hardships experienced by teenagers of the previous century had been left behind as we entered a more progressive era of social liberation.  For the most part I’ll admit this assumption is true – we are allowed to be who we want to be without too much judgement, so don’t click away just yet, I promise I won’t try to convince you that millennials have a harder time than most – we don’t.  However, as I’m nearing the end of my teenage years I’m realising that life is so much darker than I think we would like to admit and as a generation with so much exposure to the world around us at a young age, there’s no easing us into it.  Our lives are so intense and fast paced, do we ever even get a chance to breathe?

I want to share some of my life and the struggles I’ve faced and more importantly the people I’ve met, in a way that I hope will come across as raw and authentic.  I’m sick of romanticising pain.  I’ve seen people I love go through really tough times and I’ve also seen them make terrible decisions… I’ve made terrible decisions. If there’s a message I’m trying to convey in between all the inevitable teenage angst and pointless rambling, it’s that in the end we’re all human, we make mistakes, we feel things and sometimes we think life is shit but maybe that’s exactly what life is about… wading through the shit so eventually we can really appreciate the good stuff.

 

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