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Good-bye Teen Ink MAG

March 13, 2019
By leeatschool GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
leeatschool GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Its time to forget all of our differences, all of our arguments, all of our disagreements, to work towards a common goal to protect our future."

Dear Editor,

I have been meaning to write this letter for a while now. But somehow, I find myself writing it today, an hour and 17 minutes away from my 20th birthday. That will be the moment I cannot submit any further work to Teen Ink, and I wanted to say thank you.

Years ago I was looking for an outlet, a place to store and share my writing, and I came across Teen Ink. At the time I was a freshman in love, and Teen Ink was just what I needed. Shortly after registering, I shared my first piece titled “Winter Lovers.” I have grown so much since then.

Teen Ink knew things about me before anyone else did. I came out here first. I wrote of loves lost that no one knew started. I suffered. I cried. I laughed. I loved. Teen Ink was always here, a place to scream into the Internet about anything and nothing. In total, this will be my 24th post; they are truly a time line of me.

I am going to miss this place so much. It feels as if I am letting go of my last piece of childhood, and man, growing up is hard. In the past few days, I have been thinking about the fact that I will stop being a teenager. I will soon fully be an adult, and it’s a hard feeling. It’s many friends gone. It’s family aging. It’s cousins getting married. It’s people INTENTIONALLY getting pregnant. Adulthood is freaking weird.

All of you – the staff, the writers, the readers, the sponsors – you were with me as I grew up. You got to see it in all of its ugly glory. Without you, Lord only knows if I would have made it. Like all good things, this must unfortunately, come to an end. Good-bye Teen Ink. I will miss you.

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on Nov. 30 2020 at 9:35 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

can u still keep ur account and forums just not post after 20? i have a good few years left but I'm terrified. I'm hoping by then ti wont matter to me and it'll just be where I go occasionally to put stuff I write so 20 wont matter, cuz like wendy i want to grow up, but I'm pretty scared if I still care abt ti..

on Jun. 16 2020 at 3:05 pm
Riddikulus BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
2 articles 3 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
it is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities
- professor Dumbledore

best of luck for your adulthood!!

PS: i am sure it will be great

on Nov. 28 2019 at 8:32 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

This is relatable (coming from a 22 yr old TI alum who had written something Very similar :) , all the best with life!)

on Nov. 13 2019 at 11:24 am
Justin_Hall BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
As rivers carve beautiful canyons, tears are what make the brightest of smiles.

I dont turn 20 for a while but i can't imagine life with out these guys 😣

on Oct. 15 2019 at 1:02 pm
Ash_Hope BRONZE, Stockton, California
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest fear isn't that we are inadequate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

@leeatschool I literally just read this, and it was beautiful Congrats on turning 20. But I know from your writing that you will do great things!!

caiagab SILVER said...
on Mar. 14 2019 at 12:33 am
caiagab SILVER, Bayport, New York
9 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it seems that if you're passionate about something, it freaks people out. you're considered bizarre or eccentric. to me, it just means you know who you are." -tim burton

im turning 20 in august and this brought tears to my eyes. teenink forever and ever