Time came and left in the blink of an eye
Leaving me with memories & questions
Countless sunrises experienced
Countless personalities experimented

At the age of 4, I wanted to be a stewardess
At the age of 10, I wanted to be a doctor
At the age of 16, I wanted to be an entrepreneur
A year later I still don’t know who I am

At the age of 17, I sit in limbo
Too old to be a child
Too young to be an adult
At the age of 17, I just want to be me
Not the version of me that you’ve created
Nor the version of me that society attempts to mold me into becoming

So, today I make a promise to myself
To no longer fear change or uncertainty
Instead I will embrace all the possibilities of what can be
Like a tree, I will branch out and reach for the sky
Not forgetting my roots but accepting that all that I’ve been has lead me to where i have to be

-A.B