Summer after your senior year was supposed to be one of the best times of your life, but mine started off pretty shaky.
I had recently gone through a rude awakening with my parents leading to a rough patch in my life.
Being an only child, my parents and friends were the only people I relied on, and straining my relationship with my parents left a void inside me.
This void was created due to the fact I used to have all the freedom in the world because my parents trusted me and I got used to doing whatever, whenever I wanted.
I was always with my friends going out and making dumb mistakes, never thinking what it would be like if I didn’t have this lifestyle. I never understood how good I had it until I lost it.
Now don’t go thinking this is just another teen documenting how they lost their way.
In reality getting caught with my parents came with an unexpected silver lining of relief of no longer having to live a double life.
My parents always had an angelic image of me and how I could do no wrong but I proved them wrong and it gave them a dose of reality that I am a teenager in the end who is going to do some
really stupid things.
It makes me wonder that when they were teenagers I am sure that they did some of the same mistakes if not more even if they will never admit it but it begs the question why do they
not expect that from their own children.
Despite my circumstance, my summer has not been filled with only horrible memories, my punishment came with a chance to get really close to my family and bond with my younger cousins.
I went out with friends but always under the scrutiny of my parents being suspicious of what I was really doing.
Breaking a parents trust is like dropping a one of a kind vase that you need to cautiously pick up all the pieces and glue every small piece with crazy glue and hope it can be mended.
Parents only want what's best for their children, or that's what I have been told.
But they cannot expect the best from their children if they leave no wiggle room for their children to make mistakes.
The very pinnacle of being successful in life is learning the harsh reality from one's mistakes.