Published at Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 16:15:21 PM. . By Sarah Holland.
2. Teen Years: wouldnt it be wonderful to return to that time in our lives where we actually knew everything…well, in our minds anyways. But what a time of struggle for self-identity and desire for adulthood. We all responded to these years differently and, hopefully, came through them pretty much unscathed and independent. Thinking back to all the physiological changes, the peer pressure, the rebellious attitudes, and even the defiance of our families and society, we will find many things to write about and share with today’s teens. Just because technology has changed so much doesnt mean that many of these same insecurities and life learnings are not still as relevant today as they were back in the “dark ages”. If you have a passion for today’s teens or even want to write for or about them, think back to your years and you will find plenty of material…good and bad.
3. Post-secondary and/or work: so we’re done high school and have to decide if we’re going on to university or if we’re going to start working right away. Back in our Baby Boomer days, university was a lot cheaper but usually left for those who were the “smarter kids” in school. Now, even though it is more expensive, there are many options for post-secondary and there are more attending. But think back to the excitement and unsurety of that time. The question of “what do I want to be when I grow up” was front and center on our minds (some of us still ask that to this day). Stepping out into the adult world, whether it was at school or at work, was a large step and often very fearfully made. Write about that! Let others, especially today’s teens, know that it has always been that way and always will be that way. The fears of making the wrong choice are just as real today as it was for us back then. Empathize through your writing and you will have others reading your pearls of wisdom and about how you survived.
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