Whether you decide to marvel at the new world around you or hide from it is your choice, but I assure you that by giving it a chance, and taking it all in like a child, you’ll find new things to love. Life is an adventure. If you’re preoccupied looking backward, you’ll never see the beauty right in front of you.
Austin Czechowski is a sophomore at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. Would you like A Word of Advice from him? Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send him a letter to "Teen Talk: A Word of Advice," C/O The Daily Star, P.O. Box 250, Oneonta, NY 13820. ‘Teen Talk’ columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/teentalk.