I just want some input on this. My mom seems to think I have a problem and that I need to speak with someone. She actually thinks I'm depressed, but I really don't think I have any serious problem. Though, the fact that my personality did seem to change drastically is kinda making me wonder if there is something wrong that I just don't see...
Ok...The thing that she's concerned about is that I've withdrawn a lot in the past few months. And the thing is, it's a marked contrast to the general personality characteristics I've displayed in the past. I used to be more outgoing, humorous, and communicative...MUCH more so. But I've kinda retreated into my head the past few months. I keep more to myself and am more reserved. I don't laugh as much or carry on with my family as much. To be honest, it was kinda scary for me at first because I realized that my personality seemed to make a huge transition. But it's not scary anymore. I prefer to keep to myself, but my mom has a problem with that and continuously bugs me about it ...I have no animosity, but lately it only annoys me when people try to get me to talk more.
I don't think that I need to go talk to some counselor. And I really don't want to...I never really know what to say at all lol.
I think that I really started withdrawing after I left school this last year. That's why I'm thinking that I may just be un-stimulated because I'm really the kinda person who would love to be able to leave the house and do different things. But at this point, I'm pretty much stuck here...blech!
Another thing, I'm just fucking waiting to get out of the house. Not just for the sake of freedom and being able to support my adventurous nature, but I'm generally just unsatisfied with living my life the way it is right now. I want to college so I can start taking control of my life and so that I can accomplish things. I'm only seventeen, and at that, I just turned that age, but I feel like I'm just ready to get the shit out...
Then, maybe this is just a normal phase...Apparently, my parents didn't go through anything similar, but maybe it's just a phase in my personal development.
I really think that I'll be much happier once I get to college. Thankfully, I'll be starting off in junior college after I get my GED. I want to be able to work for something that actually matters.
My parents aren't very receptive or open to hearing my point of view and my mom thinks that coming out of my room and doing chores will help me. I just think she wants me to do chores lmao.
I guess the problem here may be that I have my mind made and I know what I need, but they want me to listen to them and do as they say. That's hard for me xD.
Does this sound normal for a seventeen-year-old? My parents have made me think it's abnormal, even though I can see possible solutions/reasons...