A Read Down Memory Lane: Lessons from Your Former Self

A story I wrote in elementary school.

A story I wrote in elementary school.

Have you ever stumbled across an old story you wrote in the first grade? Listen to this great piece on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" today. Guest Jim Sollisch talked about how finding old thank-you notes from his childhood foreshadowed his adult life as a writer. Even more fascinating were the call-ins to the show, people who had stumbled across things they had written in their younger years and what it taught them about themselves.

What do your childhood scribblings reveal to your adult self?