Saturday, January 17, 2009

Letter to myself




As I was perusing the internet and youtube specifically I came across a youtuber (that resembles a certain British Doctor at a truly alarming level if you ask me.) This video logger (or if you are cool and up with the Geek speak more commonly known as a Vlogger, see what we did there we are effing clever aren't we?) This Vlogger made a video asking if you  could go back in time and talk to a younger version of yourself, knowing what you know today, what ten things would you tell them... He suggested Ten years... so come with me now as we jump in our suspiciously Delorean looking TARDIS (Did I just mix a Doctor Who reference with a Back to the Future reference? Yes I did what of it?) 
The ten things I would tell my 19 year old self. 
1.) Trust me it does not matter how much you enjoy your Job, nothing is forever. 
2.) She is going to cheat on you, and you will break her heart. 
3.) Believe it or not there are a ton of people that care about you, try not to walk away from all of them, you would be surprised how much you miss them when they are gone.
4.) Something huge is going to change your world in two years, less than a month after your first day of Basic Training.
5.) While you are in Iraq on your second tour, in a specific building get off your high horse, that insurgent will shoot first. 
6.) For goodness sakes stop dating married women... Idiot. 
7.) Women are going to continuously mess with your head for the next ten years, all I can tell you for sure is that as of today, so far, It has all been worth it.
8.) Self confidence now and again will not make you look like an egotistical bastard, constantly mocking yourself will make you look pathetic. 
9.) Do the wrong thing now and again, in retrospect you have missed out on some amazing adventures.
10.) Keep tabs on your friends, you really will need them in the future, and it is far more sobering than I could relay to you, to realize that you are the reason you are all alone.

Basically your future is what you make of it... stop hiding.

Random Fact... 
I was turning 19 in 1999

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want anouther 10 things you would tell yourself if you could go back 10 years ?

Mr. Brooks said...

Very well put Adam.
Things I would have said.
1. You are going to use your middle name. (I did not like my first name, when I was a foster kid, I used Reed. That pissed off my Father. My mother spelled it wrong on my Birth Certificate it should have been "READ", someone on my father's side is a poet. What is the name on your Birth Certificate under father?

Mr. Brooks said...

Anonymous said..., the one that likes to make comments but not man or woman enough to state their name, probably spends more time on their knees than a New York prostitute

Anonymous said...

Idot....