First, let me start by saying your post is more eloquent than a good many posts I've read which I'm quite sure were written by much older teens. To me, this is an indicator that you're on the right track. Look, you have parents that surely love you. It certainly seems they are not "smothering" you. Also, it seems you have resources available to a precious few. I graduated from a pretty-much white high school and our graduating class was the smallest in the history of the school, that, in spite of the fact we had the largest student body in its history, which I must add was built in 1928. Your yearnings are normal but don't over-commit your time, effort and expense to discover, "who you are". Stay on track.
· 10 months ago