But seriously, I do. You sat on your couch and watched TV. You moped about not being invited to a party and you are upset because you lost another friend who already started drinking and smoking. What is your “record” with the ladies? Probably about 0 for 26ish right? I imagine Bailey recently rejected you and as far as you’re concerned, you will never find love. Continue reading
I don’t remember what it was like to be sixteen. You are certainly bright, but you are also somewhat naive. And that naivete will be your undoing, at least for a long time.
Snap out of it! With all due respect you are an upstart. You are impatient, a know-it-all, quick to anger, often lacking in critical judgement before rushing in with your loud-mouthed arguments, often embryonic to the point of uselessness.
Staying up late and doing nothing but thinking of him will not bring him back, it will not make all the bad things he did go away. Continue reading
If I could offer me only one tip for the future, moonshine would be IT.
The long term benefits of whiskey have been proved by drunkards and moonshiners whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than our own misspent childhood. Continue reading
Before you do anything to be liked, remember that you’re loved more than you can know.
Here are various things to remember, in no particular order:
Here we are then, the 43-year-old version of me writing a letter to the 16-year-old version of me. So what do I have to tell you then?
You’re 16 years old and about to leave school into the world of further education. Yes, you do go to college and yes, you do attend University; although “attend” is too loose a word. Continue reading
Dear Isis (yes, the pseudonym sticks, and quite well at that),
I know how difficult life is for you right now. High school sucks, you’re a bit depressed, and overall, you feel that life is just passing you by. Trust me; that isn’t the case. Though you feel like you’re getting nowhere and have no idea what you want to do once you graduate from high school in two years, you WILL find your way. Continue reading
It’s a couple of days until you reach your 37th birthday and I thought I would write a letter to your 16 year old self and impart my worldly wisdom and advice that I have gained through the years. Continue reading