Being by myself is never boring.
I feared that moments of blankness made me a bland person.
I’m not saying it’s unoriginal; it just comes as no surprise.
Busy doing absolutely nothing at all.
How to make a boring job a game.
It felt almost like we were going somewhere.
What to do with a burning crush, an itch for independence, or a friend with a worrisome Tumblr.
I spent most of my time in high school thinking I was “doing youth wrong.”
Go wild—you’ve earned it!
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Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!