My beautiful stepdaughter is 16. She’s 16!! People warned me this would happen. Whoa.
Not a child and yet not quite an adult. Starting to drive. Midway through high school. Stretching into life. An interesting age.
I got to thinking about some of the important life lessons I’ve learned that might have been helpful at 16. Oh man, I could fill a book. However, in the interest of time, check out 10 of the biggies in an article I wrote for elephant journal: 10 Love Notes — for when Life feels like a Hot Mess.