Fifteen is a waiting time, a time in the middle of childhood and adulthood. The world expects that you’re moody, bratty, and addicted to your phone. The world expects that you do not yet know what you want for your future, yet they want you to start preparing for it. The world tells you to be yourself, yet expects that you stick to the present social norms. Fifteen is a time when people’s expectations of you will be mixed, and often contradictory.
But fifteen is also more than that.
Fifteen is when you start discovering your passions and your interests. Fifteen is when you start to discover the kind of person you are, and the kind of person you want to be. You start to meet new friends, friends that will last, friends you will keep. Old doors close, new ones open, decisions and opportunities present themselves. Fifteen is when one chapter in your life is coming to a close, and the other is about to begin.