Obstacles I'm still formulating solutions for

  1. I want to write about all the crazy events that happened this year and submit these personal essays to different publishers...
    But I'm only 16 and some of it wasn't legal and I'm sure my mom will want to read if I am ever published
  2. I want to talk to people who work in careers that I'm interested in, mainly film and/or writing...
    But my parents don't really know anyone who works in these fields and Ohio isn't exactly the hotbed of the movie industry
  3. I like boys...
    But I kind of really don't like how the ones I know treat me
  4. Girls are great friends...
    But friends can break hearts too
  5. I've tried drugs and I'm confused...
    Was it fun? And would it be worth it to do it again?
  6. I don't feel anxious in a way a teenager is expected to feel or how its portrayed in movies
    Now that those are bad ways to feel anxious, but my anxieties just don't seem to match up with the creature in my sphere of nature
  7. I feel completely normal...
    And yet next to anyone else I feel like a freak.
  8. I don't want to obsess over anything anymore...
    But old habits die hard. I've been obsessive (& compulsive 😉!) for as long as I can remember
  9. I'm still trying to figure out my own values...
    But I've found its easier to know what you're "not about" than what you are - if you're picking up what I'm putting down?
  10. Sometimes it seems like sexism, or really bigotry in general, will never truly die, but always subtly be there creeping behind me (dare I say calling me names?!)
    Sometimes it hard to not feel like the second sex. Women in the media are scrutinized and torn apart, girls are shamed for their sexuality, nipples are blurred if you have a vagina? It's just all so bizarre.