In less than three hours, I shall leave behind my teenage years, and become 20. It's not an exciting prospect. I remember how, when I was a kid, I used to get so excited about birthdays, and start counting down months in advance. How, the night before, I couldn't sleep because I was so hyperactive.
It's strange how things have changed so much. Now, I'm not even excited, to tell the truth. Tomorrow's my 20th birthday- so what? It's just another day.
People are telling me it's not that big a deal, that it's just a number, Abhijan told me I might be saying goodbye to my teens, but I'm welcoming in the best time of my life. Everyone's right in their own way. Turning 20 isn't that big a deal, it is just a number, and maybe I just am welcoming in the best time of my life.
All the same, I can't help feeling sorry that I can't say I'm 19 anymore. Can't help mourning for the teenage years that have passed me by. Can't help but wonder how Time flies by so fast.
The teenage years were a journey- one that had ups as well as downs. I saw much, learnt even more, grew up, experienced loss in its true sense, tasted responsibility, touched success... Yes, they were wonderful while they lasted.
And now, I suppose it's time to get ready to be 20. It's a funny age to be. Neither here nor there. But I suppose I shall get used to it. And maybe, just maybe, I am welcoming in the best time of my life. *grin*