This means everything feels foreign again.
You’re supposed to be just a number. An even, two-digit number that just so happens to rhyme with “dirty” — nothing more. So why do I continue to look at you with such trepidation and disdain?
“Should I be insulted that I keep getting Groupon emails for Botox and liposuction treatments or take this as a helpful suggestion from an anonymous friend?”
Stay inside the lines.
“Whatever you want, babe!”
Teen years: loser. Age 22: loser who knows the beauty of a small victory.
13. Being asked, “Do you want to meet your real mother?”
Whether that be moving to a new country, city, or just moving into your own space — growth and adventure are sure to follow.
What does it mean to grow up?
My parents had gotten divorced just a couple years before, and my Dad was still in the process of furnishing his new house.