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Expectations.
One word, but it churns up a storm of emotion and anxiety in me. My expectations. My parents expectations. Societies expectations. My teachers, my family, my friends; all their expectations. When everyone around me expects me to be this certain person, how am I supposed to be…me? How am I supposed to fulfill my own expectations, when everyone else has certain guidelines and rules they expect me to follow? How am I supposed to fulfill my own expectations, when I’m pressured from every angle to do this, do that, be this, act like that? How am I supposed to fulfill my own expectations, when fulfilling them might mean dashing someone else’s expectations for me? I am not going to be molded by someone else’s expectations for me. Because if I don’t rise to the occasion and achieve my own expectations, then what am I left with? My parents expectations? My grandparents expectations? My friends expectations? It’s clear; I have to fulfill my own expectations. But how do I do it without ignoring others expectations?

Expectations. I hate that word.



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