There are 16 days until my birthday. Today’s theme for the “Birthday Prompt” post series is, “16 = Y2K.” This 31 day challenge is to inspire me to celebrate ME!!!!!!!!!!! It’s my hope that whether its your birthday or not, it also inspires you to celebrate YOU too!
I thought turning 16 years old would change my life. I remember being 10 years old and saying things to myself like, “OH MY GOODNESS. In the year 2000, I will be 16 years old. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!” Every year after that, I’d find myself being amazed by this. It just seemed to be so significant that in the amazing yet scary year of 2000, I would be 16 years old. It seems to be an American rite of passage. I’d have a drivers license. According to popular television shows, it would be the appropriate age to date. I’d have freedom. I’d be able to have a real job. I could do anything.
In retrospect, turning 16 did not change my life in any measurable way.