I be tagged by Hutters and Kat to write a letter to myself aged 13:
This is a letter to you from "the world of tomorrow"!
Well actually it's just you aged 30 in the year 2008.
I'm not going to say too much, but here are a few things I think you should know.
Obviously you're alive, so stop feeling like you're not going to make it past the age of 19, because you very much do and in good health too.
Things are a bit rough now I know and it's not going to be a smooth ride, but trust me, things slowly get better.
It's not easy for you at school at the moment. There are a few nasty people in your year and although it goes against your ethics, please feel free to punch them in the face (really bloody hard) the handful that are making your school life a misery. It may get you into trouble, but you regret not ever doing it.
Don't let them get you down any longer!
Anyhow, you soon end up making friends with whole load of cool people, both inside and outside of school, and have a ton of great times with them all, some of whom you're still good friends with to this day.
Don't smoke... EVER!
Oh, and don't admit to something one rainy dinnertime - You'll up end up with an unsavoury nickname for the last 6 months of school!
Don't worry about not having a girlfriend either, you soon get your chances with more than your fair share, although you end up getting hurt lots too.
Go along for the ride if you wish, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Try harder in your upcoming exams. You could of done better, so put some more effort in lad.
Saying that, you gain a brilliant career and end up very sorted in life, so keep your head down for the last few years at school, as you're about to embark upon one hell of a rollercoaster of life, experiencing truly amazing things and visiting wonderful places around the world.
It's never going to be a perfect life, but it's going to be pretty good!
Take care of yourself,
P.S. The 'millennium bug' - nothing happens.
Today, I'm Most Angry About: Drinking too much whisky last night :
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 5/10
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