17 Things I Learned at 17

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This time last year, I wasn’t ready to turn seventeen. Sixteen felt innocent, comfortable, and easy. You’re given just enough responsibility to be entertained, but any mistake is attributed to your young age and every accomplishment is impressive for the same reason. I feel the same about turning eighteen. I don’t feel old enough to be eighteen, even though I know that doesn’t really make sense. Despite that, I’ve decided to welcome eighteen with open arms and a hopeful heart while sending off seventeen the same way. Now that it’s gone, I miss seventeen. I spent a whole year with it, and here’s what I learned.  Continue reading

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