So. I've sent emails to the girls I know and gotten a good response but I want to cast the net wider still. I'm posting the instructions for writing and submission here so really anyone can do this. Feel free to forward this along.
Hello and welcome to the Dear Me project!
Dear Me is the collective wisdom of a group of fabulous women to younger versions of themselves at crucial points in their own personal history.
Here are some guidelines to help you write your letter.
-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.
I will start posting letters on June 1 so let's get after it ladies!