ASSIGNMENT:

Write a letter to your 16-year-old self

Writing a letter to yourself, past or present, can be eye opening.
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Writing a letter to yourself, past or present, can be eye opening.

We all think about how things might have been different, how life might have changed if someone imparted just a little more wisdom upon us when we were growing up. 

Some of us think we know everything at 16. It's a turbulent time with a a lot of changes to get used to. Responsibility is just on the horizon. 

Our experiences make us who we are. But sometimes we get things wrong. 

If you could write a letter to your 16-year-old self, what would you say? What advice has stuck with you? What do you know now, that you wish you knew back then? Are there lessons have you learned, that you'd like to share with others?

What snippets of encouragement does every teenager need to get through life? Were there words that were missing from yours?

We'd like you to write a letter to your 16-year-old self, or a letter of advice for teenagers of today. Hit the big button to contribute or email us here. As always, we're looking for submissions of 300 words or more.

 

 - Stuff Nation

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