Wow! Even though I am now 22 and a woman, I really enjoyed your piece and felt connected to it. I probably highlighted something in each paragraph. Life is truly a precious gift that we all take for granted at one time or another.
Lately I have been trying to find myself so these words of yours truly blessed me. “Come second, bloom late, fail, whatever. Your time will still come, it has to. You may feel left behind, like everyone else is moving and you’re not. Please, it’s not true. For who I know you to be, it just cannot be true. Your clock ticks for you alone, and as long as you don’t waste the time you are given, you’ll find your way where you need to be at the best time for you.” God sure does have a specific plan for each of us because we are His children. The waiting is part of life and it is a time for us to experiment and continuously lean on Him. Listening to and for His voice, like you mentioned. I appreciate your honesty and your willingness to share what you have learned in your life to bless the lives of others. You sure blessed my life. I may even write this quote on a 3x5 index card and put it on my wall as a reminder. I am working each day to fully love myself for my weaknesses and all. You really have a way with words that I appreciate. Thank you!