This is 14: The Beginning
Fourteen is the beginning of a teenagers life. The emotional drama of growing up is just starting, the physical perils of aging are yet to come. In these years of loudness, it is easier to be worried and stressed. Fourteen is starting an essay the night before, and going to bed at one o'clock in the morning trying to get your homework done. Being fourteen is all of the drama from who likes you and who your ex’s are and being awkward with the person you like. Sure, you're dealing the cards now and some are good, and others are bad, but you are the one playing them. With that realization comes a weird but proud feeling of responsibility. You come to terms with how many days, months have been squandered. You will try to do better, but know that you won't.
Fourteen is when your global teacher tells you that your 3 page research paper is due tomorrow and you realize this now and haven't even started it. It staying up until the next day and only get 3 hours of sleep and then fall asleep in that class. It is acknowledging the fact that you should have started a week earlier, so that you could go to bed earlier and feel better about yourself.
Fourteen is when the cake slowly starts to get bigger for the amount of candles you now have.