What would you tell your teenaged self if you had the chance?
Looking back on your adolescence can be like watching a scary movie- A character enters a room within which certain doom lurks, and all you want to do is yell “Don’t do that! Don’t go in there!” even though the character can’t actually hear you.
Being a teenager is tough. You’re not a kid anymore. You’re not yet an adult. You’re itching for more independence but you’re not quite sure how to be your own person yet. You’re not even sure who that person really is. Hormones, rumours, parents, first love’s, exams, acne… Geez. It’s a wonder any of us survived at all.
The Hindsight Letters is a place to share all the things you wish you knew as a teenager. To transport yourself back in time, and give your younger self a tip or two. To read about the struggles that others faced during their teen years. To oggle other people’s awkward teenaged photos.
The Hindsight Letters has subscribers and contributors living all over the globe, spanning 6 continents worldwide. It’s been featured on CBC Radio One’s “Tapestry” and “Being Jann” and was selected as one of the best blogs on the WordPress network when it was featured on the Freshly Pressed homepage in November, 2010. Thanks to WordPress and CBC for supporting the project, and most importantly, thanks to all the contributors who have been brave enough to share their stories.
We’re always accepting new submissions. If you’re interested in sharing your story, visit the Submit A Letter page to learn more.
Everyone makes mistakes. Hindsight makes them meaningful.