A Conversation with my 14 Year-Old Self
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From You to You.”
I’ve got good news and bad news for you kiddo. Pimples aren’t forever is the good news. Tough times will continue but the abuse will end. You will cut the ties with your awful parents. The other good news is that you get to have a great kid. Just the one, but he’s enough. That’s right — a son. He is funny and smart and loving and you have all kinds of joys raising him. Your husband? Oh… well…you’ve had two so far. You’re not exactly lucky in love. Sorry about that. But you have good friends — some you even know right now! No, I’m not telling who, I want it to be a surprise. Your sister and you are still close and she has a daughter who grows up to be a published poet. Yeah, really. You? You become a reading tutor and also teach in preschools. You adore children and love your work. All that playing school years ago becomes your passion. When do the pimples go away? Ha! – in a couple of years. But you get to have some nice boyfriends with pimples so its okay. No, you don’t marry any of your junior high or high-school sweethearts. No, you never date Jimmy B. who you roped and kissed in kindergarten. You are boy-crazy, aren’t you?