In 2020 I’m answering a list of 52 journal questions. Read about it here.
Write a letter to your teenage self.
Dear teen me,
I know you’d like answers to so many things…will you ever have friends you can count on for anything? Find your place in the working world? Have a family? Will you be happy? And those umpteen other questions that used to swirl through your mind.
Here’s the thing. I’m not going to tell you the answers to those questions. In fact I’m not going to tell you anything. Working your way through life and finding out those answers as you go is all part of life. You need to do it on your own. You’ll be a better person for it.
But the one thing I guess I am telling you now in writing this letter is that, at some point in your life, you are confident enough to be able to say this to your younger self. And that has to count for something.
Love your older me.