About The Site

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.

14 Responses to “About The Site”

  1. ReadersHeaven September 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  2. Nicole October 6, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    This is a fabulous idea!
    OMGoodness, the Mom now of two girls and the thing I would want them to run to the hills from 🙂
    Its 2.25 am right now, but will be back!

    • thehindsightletters October 6, 2010 at 8:22 am #

      Thanks Nicole! Yep, it’s amazing the way your perspective on your past changes when you have children- particularly daughters I think 🙂 Thanks for reading, and please feel free to spread the word 😉

  3. spidergirlxD November 22, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    Hey your blog sounds really cool, I bet you have loads of advice for us midgets… xD

  4. bookjunkie December 1, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    This is one of the best blogs I have read. I teared when I read the post about your dad. I just had to reblog it because memories of my own dad and my own regrets kept flooding back.

    • thehindsightletters December 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

      Thank you SO MUCH for all your wonderful words! I can’t tell you how much it means to me when readers not only enjoy the posts, but take the time to make amazing comments… and then to reblog the post! Awesome! Thanks for reading!

    • thehindsightletters December 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

      Thank you so much! Such a huge compliment 🙂

  5. Allison June 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    I just heard about this site on CBC today… I sat down and typed my own “Dear Me” letter… and by the end, I was in a cathartic fit of tears… It was a very healthy exercise of perspective on and appreciation of the self.

    Thank you for sharing your amazing idea with the world! It’s brilliant! =)

    • Kyra Evans-Schultz June 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m always accepting submissions if you ever wanted to share your Letter with the world 🙂 Very glad to hear that you like the site, and the CBC piece!


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