My parents introduced me to books very early in life. I love reading and listening to music and painting and cooking and doing embroidery. But it doesn't help that most people my age don't like doing these things. So, I hardly ever have a friend in my age group.
I get along great with children, and with people older than me. But when I see people my age going out to a corny movie, or just dancing, sometimes I really, really want to go with them, even though I know that I am not going to like doing it.
I don't even know what it feels like to belong to a group of people my age - sometimes it feels like I'd give anything to know how that feels. I feel very very lonely and weird at times. Is there something wrong with me?
There is nothing wrong with you at all. Your parents were very wise to introduce you to all the things you write about. You sound like a young teenager and I am sure you will be a wonderful and knowledgeable young lady in a very short time.
For now I think you should join some club that is sponsored by some organization or club like the "Y". Maybe your religious affiliation has a teen group - or there is one in your community? Have you joined a club in your school that goes on day trips a few times a year? I see a group from BnaiBrith get on the bus and go on skiing trips for a day or in the summer they go to a beach and they all seem to have such fun - I wish I could be young again. They have parties - lots of boys and girls are there and you can't help but have fun.
Try it -- you will like it -- no, you will love it.
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