Sydney Shaver, Staff Writer

Since this article is coming out on my birthday, I’ve decided to write about it. Turning 16 to some people is a big deal. To me, it’s just like “who cares?” Turning 16 feels just like being 15. I still need a nap, and I’m still stressed about school work. I like spending time with my family and friends and being the center of everyone’s attention for a few hours. I like everyone being happy that I aged and everything, but I’m still afraid of aging. I can already hear the uproar from everybody reading. “You’re 16! You have no reason to be afraid of aging!” It’s not that I’m afraid to age. I’m scared of growing up. I have a hard time taking care of myself when i have people around me to help. In two years, I’m going to have to be on my own, and I’m just not ready.

Birthdays are a time to celebrate loved ones, but when your birthday is on a weekday, it’s hard to have a party for it. You’re all like “do I celebrate before or after?” There isn’t a problem with it, but its still one of your hardest decisions. My birthday is also in the middle of graduations. In 7 days, there’s two graduations and my birthday. Most people are worried about getting the graduates on and off stage because they worked so hard and my birthday has been pushed off to the side, and that is just fine with me. They worked hard so let them enjoy the glory. If it wasn’t for the people that brought me into this world, I wouldn’t be here to even celebrate.