5 Things I’d Tell My Teenage Self

You’re going to be okay, kid. But maybe don’t do everything the hard way.

Denise Vitola
Crow’s Feet
Published in
7 min readMar 17, 2021

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Ah, to have a time machine. I’ve often fantasized about showing up in my old bedroom circa 1977 to knock some sense into my teenage self. Would she listen? She was smack dab in the era of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, about to make a whole raft of mistakes. She didn’t know it — and…

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Denise Vitola
Crow’s Feet

Writer, reader, lifelong rebel. Learning things the hard way since 1963.