Am I falling behind?

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I look around all of my peers and I see people around my age moving in with their s.o, starting a serious relationship and I even see some of them starting their own business. And they’re only 19-20 years old! Am I missing something?

As I was growing up, I’ve noticed that I was “maturing” at a slower pace than others. I.E: people around me were going out partying and getting drunk, while I was at home, most likely watching Disney movies. People are getting into their first relationships while I have never even been kissed before etc. You know, normal teen stuff.

I always thought of myself as an introvert who was most likely aromantic. I’ve always avoided these types of things because they overstimulate me. It has never bothered me before, but now I feel as if everyone around me is maturing while I’m just stuck as a young adult with the mentality of a child. Sometimes, I feel that I’m getting treated as a child by my peers.

Technically I’m still a teenager since I’m only 19, but I feel as if I missed so many things of a normal “teen life” because of my introversion and my anxiety, and that I’m running out of time.

Maybe I should stop worrying about this, maybe not. I guess that’s part of being an adult? Have you ever felt something similar to this?

Yours truly,

πŸ’Ž

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