Shammara is a pursuing journalist who enjoys fashion and believes everyone has a purpose in life.
This is me at the age of sixteen years old. I can’t believe life has passed by so quickly. In a few weeks I will be seventeen years old and I can honestly say I’ve come a long way. If there is anything I have learned in my sixteen years of life, it would have to be to trust and listen to my mom. Never take anyone for granted, especially your mother because you never know if they are going to be around tomorrow.
At the age of sixteen I have a myriad of advice I want to share with you. First off, I would like to start by saying never ever feel like you’re not worth anything. We were all put on this earth for a reason. No matter if you find out the reason now or later, giving up is no choice or road we should take. As you grow up, your going to make a bunch of mistakes but it’s okay as long as you grow and learn from them.
Growing up also takes time. Never rush into becoming one year older. As you get older the responsibilities pile up, as well as the stress. School gets harder, relationships may falter but all in all you must always stay strong. With maturing comes malevolent friends who will beguile and deceive you. You will learn who’s really there for you when things surface. When you find out who your true friends are, take good care of them. Never take them for granted and constantly remind them of how much you love them.
Remember whenever you’re down that every journey has a rainbow at the end. Hence the ongoing silly jokes, those will never go away. Remain the same vivacious and optimistic you have always been. Never change for anyone. We only get one life to live, so live yours!