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I'm killing myself to grow up?

by JimmyPeterson on January 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Sometimes I feel like I just need to slow down and take things in to enjoy more. I feel like I'm always rushing around and stressing myself out. But honestly for what? When I see everyone else going at a slower pace with no worries. Well, truth is, most people my age have half of the responsibilities and duties I'm having to take on at this time. I am trying my best to get the best grades at school, trying my best to be on time. I am just always trying to be the very best I can be and a lot of the times trying so hard does not ever earn you a break because there is always so much more to be done. With financial issues all I am trying to do is work as much as I possibly can at jobs that don't pay very much until I turn 18. Then hopefully I'll get the better paying jobs. So it is almost as if I am killing myself to work more and more so I can grow up. It will all be worth it when the time comes, but as of right now it gets really hard always doing my best with few breaks and just some time to rest.


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