I do have a strong memory from the day before my seventeenth birthday. I was riding somewhere in the back seat of the car, "Jack and Diane" was playing on the radio, and I heard the lyrics "Hold on to sixteen as long as you can / Changes come around real soon / Make us women and men." I smiled at the irony of hearing that line on that day, and then quickly went grim as the fear of that being true took over. I had missed 364 days that I should have been holding on to sixteen, and here I was on the last day without ever even noticing that they had come and gone!
I suppose the next day wasn't any different than the day before, but the point had been made. Now I am many years wiser and I can agree with Mellencamp (Cougar? Not sure what he goes by these days) that there was a significant amount of change in the next sixteen years to follow. Thank goodness.
*this post was inspired by the Wordpress Daily Prompt*