I’m back from the SCBWI Carolinas conference (more on that later, when I’ve had time to process all the amazing things!) and my week started off with a letter to my teen self.
Have you heard of Dear Teen Me? It’s a wonderful idea; YA authors write letters to themselves as teens, and then (gulp) the letters get posted for the world to read.
I wrote my letter to my senior year self. Would you like to read it?
(Note: this picture is the morning of my graduation open house. The hair was a mistake, which you’ll learn when you read my letter).
This was surprisingly hard to write! There are so many things I’d like to tell my younger self, but then again, I know I wouldn’t be who I am in this moment if I hadn’t experienced all the good and bad of the past. I wouldn’t change anything, and I realized that while writing this letter.