The letter below is part of an ongoing series featuring letters from authors to their teen selves. If you're a published author who'd like to participate in this series, we'd love to have you. Just click here and let us know you're interested. Today's guest is Hilary Hauck, author of From Ashes To Song.
Dear teen self,
This is the “old and wise” you, talking from the future.
What a golden opportunity to reach back in time and enlighten you on what is ahead. A chance to help you make the decisions you will anguish over and tell you what mistakes not to make. I can tell you what love awaits and give you step by step instructions on life.
What a golden opportunity, indeed. And yet, if I did that, life might take a different turn. You/I might not end up in the same place and I could not stand that. What you must know is that you will get to the right place, with the right people, doing what you most love. You will consider yourself blessed.
Hilary as a teen