I’m 15 years old and I believe that I am in that awkward stage. Can I get an Amen, Momma? My mom believes that everyone experiences the “Abnoy” stage and that me and my sister are currently in it. I don’t think I have the guts to be rebellious and sneak out of the house at 3am to party with my friends, so I’m more of the mopping around, I hate my life, cry my eye balls out type of “Abnoy”. Well, thats what I think.
Sometimes I feel like crying about the simplest things or about nothing at all, so I watch The Notebook or The Fault in Our Stars over again just so I have a reason to cry. This goes on for days. I even think to myself, “Why the hell am I not in The Pursuit of Happiness, Kid Cudi? I’m a junior in high school and every one says that high school was the “best of days of their lives”! Bleh, Etchoseros.” Leading to the day I barricaded myself in my room and re-watched the whole Awkward Series and saw this;
Sweet Baby Jesus, Thank you for Jenna’s Dad!
I then realized that this is so totally correct-ermahgerd. I’m playing with you guys. I don’t talk like that, but I do believe that this quote is amazingly correct. Don’t you ever wonder why is it when we’re depressed and all we stay depressed for days, whether it’s because your 3 year relationship ended, or you failed your mid-term exams, or you realized you can’t make fetch happen, you just can’t get out of the rut. Well, it’s because you do all the wrong things while you’re sad. You freaking watch The Notebook again just so you have a reason to cry. For Heaven’s Sake, don’t be like me.
It would be terribly cruel to present you with a problem and have no solution. That’s just inhumane, so here are a few things you can do to get out of that depression cycle.
What you usually do: You eat your feelings out. You get that bucket of ice cream and those BFF Fries all for yourself because food is love and you need love right now. After gaining 5 pounds in one sitting you look in a mirror and cry some more because you think you look like a total fatty. Really? Are you kidding me, gurl?
What you should do: Yes, you binge for maybe an hour. You deserve it girl. After that shining Splenda-less hour you motivate yourself to look so man good that everyone will be thinking “OOOH GET EM” every time you pass by. Then you workout, start small but aim big! It’s okay if you aren’t that good at least you’re working out. You don’t have to do it regularly you just need enough bragging rights to say, “Oh yeah. Sorry I’m late I was working out.”
What you usually do: You re-watch all them #hugot movies. Here’s a list of your movie guilty pleasures; Pearl Harbor, The Notebook, The Fault in Our Stars, A walk to rememeber, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Vow, The Last Song, Dirty Dancing (ala New Girl Style), Pretty in Pink, Another Cinderella Story, Hachiko, Gone with the Wind, Marley and me, Titanic, UP, Lost in Translation, Ghost, and those huhu-why-is-the-world-so-cruel movies. Don’t even think about watching these movies. Don’t. Just don’t.
What you should do: Download Vine on your smartphone, Read Buzzfeed.com or watch their videos, you can also type 8th Grade Make-up Tutorials on Youtube. I swear you will laugh. It’ll be ten times better than crying when Hazel Grace talks about infinities and math.
What you usually do: Your friends try to help you and they even ask you to go out with them. You become dramatic and shut them out. Saying, you just can’t handle people at the moment. They go out anyways and you see the photos the next day then you’re all mad because they’re bad friends for going without you. Wew. Ala stupid lang ang peg.
What you should do: You go out with your friends, duh. The tricky part is I dare you not to talk about your problems. I want you to pretend like nothing happened and just let the fun times come rolling in. You do not want to cry in public and you don’t want people treating you in a special manner just because you’re depressed. You’re better than that!
What you usually do: You stalk all the people you hate and you read every single detail about their lives. You then find out that the person loves french fries, so you deliberately try to hate french fries because he/she loves them. If you know the person more there will be more things that will remind you of him/her.
What you should do: YOU STALK YOURSELF! This really helps. After looking through all your “nene” pictures and remembering all your problems before you think to yourself, “Hey! If I survived that then I can survive this!”. You’ll also be thinking, “OHMYGOD… I was so ugly before. Thank God I’m hot now”. Just kidding guys. Plus, you’ll see all the “nene” pics of your best friend. Yay! More leverage. This also helps; http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/594643 Enjoy!
What you usually do: #HUGOT Music to da max. You finally appreciate Taylor Swift music. She’s like your soul sister in times like this. You sing your heart out and you say things like, “PREACH IT SISTER! I feel ya!”. You then start crying because you feel so pathetic talking to figurative Taylor Swift.
What you should do: Hello, 8Tracks and Spotify. I’m usually the happiest when I uncover really cool new songs. I can talk to other people about it ask them if they know the song and they’ll be like no! then you smirk and be all oh you don’t know it! Look for the happy upbeat songs and make your sad days playlist. Wake up to a pocket full of sunshine, shower to a pocket full of sunshine, and dance to a pocket full of sunshine. Do it Emma Stone Style!
What you usually do: You live life normally and monotonously. You let life take control of you. You make the negativity a part of you. A part of your sadness. Sadness plus Sadness is not happiness. Happiness needs effort and the right amount of fluff.
What you should do: Shake things up! Life is too short to wear the same black patent shoes. Mess around and stop looking back. Be the you, you’ve always wanted to be because no one can control your emotions except for yourself. You are loved and loved a lot by everyone and by him(God). Date that guy you never thought would be the one, Go parasailing even if you’re afraid of heights, because you are not normal and that’s what makes you interesting. Do not dwell in sadness.
Hope you guys liked this! If you did then take a drive, roll down the windows, and shout I LOVE LIFE to the whole world.
Love you all!