Hey! Janine* here.
Transitioning from teens to adulthood is rough. I’m going through it right now, since I recently moved out of my parent’s house and across the country to go to school. Life isn’t easy, and you will never really be prepared for it when the time comes to make it on your own. As hard as that is to handle, all I can do right now is do the best that I can, and hope that that’s enough. I’ve been through a lot in life, so I decided to document the past, and write about whatever comes next. For me, writing is the only way to make sense of what I’m going through, especially when it comes to relationships. My best writing has come from times of desperation. When I feel like there’s nothing left for me to do, I write.
I’m in my 20’s now. I live in Canada, joined the military at 17, and moved away from home a couple of years ago. I’m the youngest of four children. I’m doing a business degree, and have a thorough love for music. I have a lot of anxiety, and am often drawn to water to help relieve it. When I’m stressed out, I sit next to my favourite waterfall and I write. It’s relaxing and makes me feel like even when there’s so much I can’t control, right now, right here in this moment, things are the way they are meant to be.
Live though this, and you’ll never look back.
*Pen name. All names will be changed to protect privacy.