Floating gently on a cloud....
Totally empathise...in fact so much so that nearly 3 years ago when I was turning 17 I posted something similar here. Well, not in terms of a job and car, I didn't have either but didn't need them yet, but in terms of not having had a boyfriend yet. I'm turning 20 in a matter of days (18th June) and I still haven't kissed a guy, had a boyfriend, whatever. There is a guy now who I'm getting close with, but we're "just friends" for the time being, both of our sets of circumstances dictating this. But yeah, I know how you feel, thinking that you're the only one without that somebody special when everyone else can get a guy no prob. Lol...I had people responding to my post saying things along the lines of "plenty of time", "your time will come", "you're still very young" blahdy blah, but of course that didn't really help so much cos I was still alone!! I guess all I'd say is concentrate on what you do have and enjoy that. Quoting from a poem I read by V. Shoffstall,
"plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers"
Life is only what you make of it...and some have to work harder than others to make it what it should be. I wish you all the best and a happy birthday when it does come. Hey, you never know, you might be surprised by that elusive phonecall you mentioned actually coming through!
Anyways, if you ever want to talk, firstname.lastname@example.org is my msn handle and my email address.
Luv, Liz xxx
"Gorge the honey from life, and live through the stomach aches knowing they will pass..." ~Liz Pinard 2003~