My First Writing "No" (Teen Dating...)
I write for our local magazine. It's been pretty fun, and I was asked to include another article in this season's addition. Well, I wanted to write an article on teen dating. I think it's something widely universal nowadays, and I wanted to include not only my opinion but the opinion of others. I think it's so important for teen voices to be heard.
The editor of the magazine hemmed and hawwed, telling me that she didn't think the teen's opinions should be included, because she would need permission from the parents. I told her I'd only be using the teen's first names and ages. Not very revealing, as there is more than one seventeen year old "Anna" in the world.
Well, she emailed me this morning, and told me not only was she not going to run the article this time, but she didn't want me to write for this issue at all. I was upset, of course, but I moved past it quickly. I contacted the editor of our local paper, and he said he'd at least read the article, for which I was thankful. Then...and yes...sadly, there is a then, he found out that the magazine editor had refused my article and changed HIS mind. Ugh!!
I've learned a lesson from all of this, and it's the fact that sometimes people won't understand you. They'll tell you no. You'll be told this more than once, so it's important to be able to hold your head high and move on. Don't give up. Try to find another way to achieve your dreams. Because if there's a person who told you no, somewhere out there, there's a person who'll say, "yes!"
Well, while I'm at it, if you'd like to be included in the article...I'd love for you to answer the following questions in the comments!! I'm going to try to include all the opinions in the article, which I will post on here. I will use whatever name you give me, but I will need to use your age. Here are the questions:
1. Have you started dating yet? If so, when did you start dating?
2. Are you currently in a relationship with anyone? If so, how long have you been with that person?
3. What is YOUR definition of dating? (ex, what do you do on dates, what do you think of it...so on and so forth.)
If you believe in courtships, let me know, and substitue that instead of dating. Thank you!! :D