Like what you've read? Join us, the letter writing itself is an incredible experience. Here are some guidelines to help you with writing and submitting:
-Your younger self can mean 6 or 16 or 46! There are no rules about how old the recipient of your letter should be-just younger and in need of your older and wiser perspective.
-Pick a specific moment in your history to write about. For example, the day you left for college, the night of your first break up, a moment you said no when you wished you said yes…the more context you can put around your advice the better.
-Don’t feel pressure to be profound! The best advice is usually simple!
-Funny advice is just as welcome as serious advice. If you really think your teenage self should have ditched the blue eye shadow (paging teenage me!), tell her!
-Be genuine and be honest. It’s OK to admit that you weren’t always as smart and put together as you are now.
-Keep it focused. Remember that other people will be reading so make sure details and background are truly relevant
-Length is up to you. But short and sweet is advice I would give to MY young self.
-Invite your friends. We want as many letters as possible so please pass this opportunity along!
Please send your letters to katieclifford AT gmail DOT com. You can attach a word document or just lay it into your email.
Letters will then be posted to the Dear Me website at http://dearbabyme.blogspot.com/. I will inform you when your letter has been posted.