Questions From A Teenager is a teenager no more

Well shit. I am officially 20 years old.

(I have been now for a while, since the beginning of May to be exact.)

Seeing as this blog started as something to document my teenage life, it only felt fair to make it full-circle and give you (and my future self) some insight into what I was feeling in the moments leading up to turning 20.

Below you can find a little something I wrote a few minutes away from my birthday.


“I’m ten minutes away from turning 20 and I have this strange feeling of sadness. I have not been particularly looking forward to my birthday and for the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why. Now I think I understand.

I feel this tinge of sadness for my teenage years, for all the memories and experiences I made. It is harder than I thought, letting go of that time period of my life. Somehow it feels like I am saying goodbye to a chapter in my life – like it is coming to an end – and… well, change is scary.

My 20s are uncharted territory, I have no idea what to expect.  But what lies ahead is sure to be as educational as what once was. I take the first step towards my new path in hesitation but not without excitement. Teary-eyed I say goodbye to the 6 years in my life full of confusion, love, self-discovery, first times, memories, dreams,… some of the most significant years in my life.

As the clock strikes midnight I open my eyes and welcome the change. For life keeps moving, no matter what. And we must evolve with it.”


WHAT’S NEXT?

  • new blog name reveal (SOON!)
  • new blog design reveal (SOON!)

I hope you’re just as excited as I am for this new chapter. Turning 20 was definitely a significant milestone in my life, one I got to celebrate with some of my closest friends. And to make this post even more sentimental than it already is…

I would like to thank all of you for sticking with me and giving me all of this incredible support. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many creative souls ❤

Love,
Fiona x

33 thoughts on “Questions From A Teenager is a teenager no more

  1. Yay yeah …someone is grown grown 🤣🤣😋 and it’s so relatable to not know what the future holds i knew i did when i turned 20 one year after 🤣🤣 to the point i downloaded books on it ,just take it one day at a time ..
    And i can’t wait to see your new blog name and design
    Cheer🥂

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    1. I think it’s normal to feel a little lost at this time. What makes this age so special to me is that so many people are at different stages of their lives (but we’re all the same age). We always compare ourselves to others but is it really a fair comparison when everyone is at different points? Like you said, taking it one day at a time is best. Do I have it all figured out? No. And I likely never will. It’s impossible to plan out every single step of your life.

      I’m excited for you to see it! 🙂

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  2. Sometimes I still think I’m 19 – well maybe 24 lol. It goes so quick but I remember reaching 20 and thinking okay – I need to get my life in order and do all these things. But I think it’s a great decade and I’m sure you’re going to make the most amazing memories. x

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    1. I definitely get what you’re saying – it’s weird, but reaching 20 made me feel like it was time to get on it and “ADULT” (whatever that means). I’m definitely really excited about this new chapter, though I’m sure it will fly by and I will wake up one day and be 30. x

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  3. I am excited for the new blog update as you move into your 20s! For me, my 20s were so much better than my teenage years so I am sure you have so many more adventures and memories to look forward to. xx

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    1. Me too, looking forward to hearing what you think! I hope it will be a good decade, I’m definitely ready to have some new adventures! I definitely feel like the 20s are more freeing in the sense that you come to be more independent and really come into your own xx

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      1. Definitely! You can move out for the first time and get your first full-time job (as long as you went to University) and you are able to travel without worrying about anyone else (except perhaps your significant other). xx

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  4. Wow, 20! How exciting! I got married when i was 20 lol! Please don’t do things like that without thinking it through. I kind of miss some things from my teen years, being an adult means lots of responsibilites, that is if you plan to move out, work, get married etc like me LOL.
    Geez I hope your twenties will be exciting and hopefully you can make amazing memories while documenting them down on here to share. I can’t wait to see your new reveals 🙂

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    1. One’s 20s are definitely eventful in the sense that everyone is at such different stages in their lives, even if they’re the same age. I know some people who are engaged and some that don’t have a clue of what they want out of life. For that reason alone, it’s such an exciting but scary time – all at once.

      I’m excited to hear what you think of the changes (once they’re ready), definitely really happy to be sharing this chapter of my life with this community!

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  5. Happy belated birthday! (I don’t know when it was, sorry!) Also don’t feel sad for losing your teenage years, what matters is losing your teenage mindset. I can relate to this quite heavily cause I’m 3 years past my teens, regardless of my age, I still retain a lot of traits from my teenage, refined it as well as kept some raw. That’s what will always matter, how you keep your mindset throughout your life!

    P.S. I haven’t been active for a long while, my apologies for missing your posts.

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    1. Thank you! It’s good to see you back on WordPress.

      I like your perspective. Looking back to just a few years ago, I had such a completely different mindset when it comes to life and important decisions. Sometimes I would even describe it as a little immature. Somehow though, there is always a part of that mindset that I truly believe will never change; my values and beliefs are things I hold onto and believe in pretty strongly. But the older you get, the more you learn, experience and can add to that “basis” of a mindset.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, they always make me think!

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      1. I’m glad that is so! That is true though, some faiths and beliefs don’t change indeed, throughout our lives. I guess that’s keeps us anchored to what we call reality, without which I believe we’d forget who we are and what makes us who we are. Though I always ponder if our existence is merely defined by the qualities we possess when it is acquired rather than inborn. Just something that’ll keep my youth and old age entertained till I leave this world haha!

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  6. Welcome to the 20s!! I’d say it’s nice here but honestly I’ve probably had around 300 midlife crises already and I’m not even 2 years in yet. We can battle it together !! But seriously, I’m going to miss Questions From A Teenager and I’m sad to see this little era end (but very excited for the new one to start)!! I feel like I’ve followed your journey of growth over this period of and it’s been so nice to see, so I’m excited to see what’s next .xx

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    1. TOGETHER! (I am currently humming “We’re All In This Together”. from High School Musical – some things from your childhood never leave you.) I’m excited too! You have definitely been right there with me for such a long time, I feel like it is such a special thing, to witness someone grow and evolve into the person they’re meant to be. I truly feel that I witnessed a lot of that with you through your blog. So as much as I am excited for my own journey, I am equally looking forward to seeing yours as well! xx

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  7. I can relate how you felt, I turned 20 in march and it’s still weird to think about it, I’m always about to say I’m 19 haha ! It feels good to see I’m not alone in this case! nice post x

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  8. Belated wishes! Have a great future. Now that you have stepped out of the boundaries of adolescence there is no stopping. You’ve got plenty to explore. A great adventure is waiting for you. So, would that be ‘getting inquisitive’ or ‘stepping out of the shell?’ Anyway …questions from a teenager will be answered from the experience you gain as an adult. Good luck and welcome to the world 😉

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    1. Thank you! This is such a kind comment. “There is no stopping” – True, I already feel like time goes by 10 times quicker so all you can really do is keep going. I certainly hope I will gain some of that “adult wisdom” one day 😅

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