Emotional Baggage: Carrying the Weight into Adulthood

I read an article today and it made me think about this: how much of our experiences as teenagers do we drag around with us through our adult lives? People who are bullied, emotionally and physically, often carry their scars well into adulthood. Some build a social network as adults so they feel supported, while others shy away from people they perceive to be part of a clique. How many of the choices we make as grown-ups are the result of emotional baggage from our high school years?We experience some of the most crucial turning points in our lives only after high school. Marriage, childbirth and career choice all play a major role in the kind of person we become. So, the big question is: are we doomed to be haunted by our teen angst forever or can we reinvent ourselves?

Author: sabina khan

Sabina Khan is the author of THE LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI (Spring 2019/Scholastic) . She is an educational consultant and a karaoke enthusiast. After living in Germany, Bangladesh, Macao, Illinois and Texas, she has finally settled down in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, two daughters and the world's best puppy.

4 thoughts on “Emotional Baggage: Carrying the Weight into Adulthood”

  1. I love your blog! You always write about the most interesting things. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you would like to accept, Please add the award to your site, post seven things about yourself that make you different and nominate some more awardess. Excellent blog!


    1. Thank you, Ionia for the nomination. I am most flattered. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award, so the same goes for you, except you have to state eleven things, answer eleven questions, make up eleven questions of your own and nominate eleven other people. It isn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but I just finished it. Now I will do yours. Thanks again. Enjoy!!


  2. Thank you so much. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my posts. I ‘ve enjoyed reading your reviews and look forward to many more. I will post about the award as soon as I can come up with seven interesting things about me.


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