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March 8, 2014

Teenhood Today: Change can be scary, wonderful


I can also reassure myself that giving each of those classics a new home is the right thing to do because I am simply preparing for life on my own. When I am done with my schooling and move out into the big world for myself, I’m going to want things to fill my apartment! How will it look if I walk into my living space one day, claiming to be an avid reader, and find only one wall covered in books? For Pete’s sake, go big or go home; I want a whole library!

Anyway, before I got onto my lovely book-lined bunny-trail, I was talking about change being scary. And it is! It most certainly is. But humans have the ability to adapt. 

It’s one of the beautiful things about homo sapiens. The difficulty comes when we refuse to let go of one idea we have of our lives to embrace another one. Usually, the best stories and memories come about when people step out of their comfort zones. And the only way to do that is to embrace change.

I’ve been facing a lot of change lately, so I can promise you with firsthand experience, that if you look at the bright side and see every day as an adventure, change can be the best thing that ever happened to you!

Miriam A. Thurber is a junior at Unatego Central School. ‘Teen Talk’ columns can be found at

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