From You to You (Part 2)

Write a letter to your 14-year-old self. Tomorrow, write a letter to yourself in 20 years.

Dear Michael,

You know 6 years ago you got that weird letter from someone claiming to be 32 year old you? Well, you didn’t pay attention, did you? How’s your face feeling?

So don’t just read this letter this time. Actually hear what I’m trying to tell you.

Stick to your guns about what’s important to you. Sure, take the job and build a career, but don’t be a martyr for work – no-one will be impressed.

Remember to do all necessary shoulder checks and, as you were told as soon as you were able to walk, LOOK BOTH WAYS! Yes, it still counts! But do take a few chances every now and again.

Stop buying socks while you pluck up the courage to ask out Emma from JJB – she already has a boyfriend. Same goes for Sarah from Starbucks even if the coffee is good (so I can let you off that one).

This year at uni will suck big time. Stick at it though cause it’ll be worth it.

Google is right – it is a hernia. If you’ve just sprinted the length of two football pitches, don’t take the corner you just won. When you do, and your knee blows up to twice its normal size and everyone laughs at you for tripping up over a football, stop playing and go to hospital instead.

Don’t bother going to watch 28 Days Later. You’ll never get those 113 minutes back.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life.

Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann

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