Sixteen & Life

Tell us all about the person you were when you were sixteen. If you haven’t yet hit sixteen, tell us about the person you want to be at sixteen.

I was a regular teen but extremely naive, innocent and positive. I had such a positive outlook on life. I trusted blindly, I believed in people, I thought the best in everyone until proven wrong and I went into everything with a blind eye. I was eye open wide, deer caught in the headlights, babe in the woods kinda 16 years old. I was well liked and people trusted me back but I was also the kinda person who got into trouble for trusting too much because when someone wanted to take advantage of the fact that I was an easy target.

I never recovered from things that happened between the ages of 16-21. I am the person that I am because of those years. I was in the wrong crowd, the wrong place, with the wrong set of people for me. I never had a chance. I don’t blame any of them though – I blame myself! I should have known better and been more wiser and choosier. I didn’t and wasn’t. I fell for it. I paid the price. I still am paying the price. Regrets are what I think of most about the person I was when I was 16. It will haunt me for the rest of my life.

I do miss the 16 year old me though.

Prompt from The Daily Post at

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