• Bright Places,  Dear Me

    Dear High School Me

    Dear High School Me, The person you are now is largely the person that you are still going to be more than 25 years later, only you’ll add some cool things to your life resume, such as college graduate, businesswoman, spouse, and mother. Your love for school politics will come in very handy someday (think United States Congressional staffer), so…

  • Bright Places,  Dear Me

    Dear High School Me

    Dear High School Me, You’re going to be okay. I promise. I know that no one has really told you that, but it’s true. You are loved, and you are going to be okay. First off, that boy that you like: you guys aren’t going to end up together. Everyone’s telling you that you guys would be cute together and…

  • Bright Places,  Dear Me

    Dear High School Me

    There you are, just a girl in want of a respectable grown-up life, five weeks shy of eighteen, thinking college maybe, a nice boy, but not one you’ll marry. Not you—you’re a career girl. All you need is to find the right career, and then, yes, a boy, sure. But it’s the world you want, an education. And you weren’t…