i’m going to write todays post in the form of a letter i’ve written to myself as a child.
” dear Alan…
if i’m going to be honest, being grown up is overrated. i’m not going to give you too much guidance – there are things that you’ll need to learn the hard way, through experience. it will get hard…but you’ll manage just fine. things will get a bit lonely, but you’ll make some good friends over the years, and they’ll stand you in good stead. i wish what i had to say could be a bit more encouraging, but like i’ve already said – you’ll manage, you’ll be fine.
you’ll secretly be proud of the way you turn out.
behave yourself, and don’t let the bastards grind you down.
from You, aged 29. ”