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I had a thought related to this earlier today. What if I wrote for myself one year ago? Meaning, what if I considered the questions I had a year ago and articulated the answer back to myself at that point in time?

A friend shared a great bit wisdom a few months back: there will always be someone who is one step in front of you and one step behind you.

Since I look to writing to help others, what if I write for that person who is one step behind (i.e. myself one year ago)?

A lot of my most popular blog posts are ones that I've written to address questions that I had as a younger version of myself but that I've since answered with experience/introdpection. This is definitely a viable technique.

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