Write a letter to your 16 year old self.
Sixteen wasn't a good year for me, and I really don't know what I would write to myself. A few things stuck with me when I sat down to write this one.
- What happened to me at 16 is probably a fixed point in time and can't be changed, so there's no point in writing a letter warning myself about it.
- Reader's Digest did a contest for life stories told in 100 words and I thought it would be interesting to keep my letter to that word limit.
- In high school a friend and I would write our letters with "To You, From Me" or "To Me, From You".
Here's my letter:
Sadly, sixteen for us will not be sweet. It’s hard to think back that far from where I am now. I can tell you that what sweetness you’ll have will be so very important to your overall well-being.
It is going to be a rough year but you will learn so much about yourself during that time. What you learn will be the foundation that supports the woman I am today. December marks the lowest point in your life, but trust me things get better. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and family.