Welcome to 16til26*!
My name is Isabela Angus, and I am the creator of 16til26*.
When I was 16 years old, I started a blog called isabelaangus.wordpress.com.
It started out as a personal blog; I shared whatever artful thoughts came to my head, offered advice and insight whenever I could, reflected upon shortcomings and mused on about lovely things in my life. I always emphasised the fact that I am still a teenager and, though I am spewing all of these things on the Internet with some sort of naïve confidence, all I can really do is offer perspective.
So, I did that, for about a year.
Then, as I got more feedback from people regarding the content I created, I realised that there are a lot of people going through the same thing as me.
Then I realised that there are even more people that still have yet to go through the same things as me.
Applying for college, graduating high school, eventually, finding a job, filing taxes, finding a place to live, finding a spouse. On top of that, you have to struggle with the negativity of being an angsty blooming adult, the whole “finding yourself” thing, the itch to change the world, trying to get out of slumps that routinely seem to drag you down every two months or so, etc., etc., etc..
Ages 16-26 is a huge and incredibly important period of time that is this massive behemoth of a thing to conquer. We all have some vague and muggy idea of what is yet to come, but a lot of us are shooting in the dark.
So, here I am! Attempting to shed some light on a formative and complex decade of our lives. I’ll continue doing the same thing I was before (while this was still a personal blog), sharing things I create and talking about myself. However, I’ll now, to the best of my ability, try to highlight milestones and obstacles that I believe a lot of people will eventually have to overcome.
I’ll make mistakes; I’ll try to make the best of them, but most of all, I will learn from them.
Mind you; my word is not gospel, and I am not the master-guru-overlord of all things of or relating to growing up and adulthood.
However, I’ll try my best. I’m still learning. Hopefully, you can learn with me, too.
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