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Never thought I'd actually grow up.

by Layne on January 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I cant go anywhere in school without people about classes for next year, junior year, the hell year. I thought this year was quite the war so I can't even think about that. I don't know what I want to do with my life yet. Its scary thinking ill have to go into the big world soon. I need a plan but I have no direction. It's like being dropped in the middle of nowhere and trying to make it home without a map. Everything needs to slow down. I don't want to grow up yet. I'm scared. I try so hard, but I hear things about overachievers failing all the time. What if that's me...


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