First of all I want to say that if you are actually reading this then awesome, someone must have invented time travel. Go them! I would tell you the lottery numbers or the winners of the grand national or something but alas, I have a terrible memory.
I think I’m supposed to give you advice for the future but honestly I can’t think of much. You must be what. Eight? You have so many things to look forward to. Harry Potter has just been released, you may not think it right now but that book will become really important to you. You will be going to High School soon. You’re going to make some new friends. You’re going to do so many exciting things. You’re even going to visit China!
But here’s the thing. You’re going to make mistakes along the way. You’re going to make stupid decisions. You’re going to drift away from people you thought were your friends. You’re going to have a hard time deciding what you want to do with your life (no you don’t join NASA). But that’s okay, it might take you a while but you’re going to figure everything out in the end.
I wish I could give you advice like don’t bother taking Biology or spend more time studying English. But honestly I’m a little worried about changing the timeline. What if you decide to leave school early, study Computing at university, maybe you even went and got a PhD. Maybe there is an alternate timeline where you invented a new form of artificial intelligence that allowed the robots to take over the planet. I’m going to assume that hasn’t happened as I am still here writing this letter.
The truth is you made lots of mistakes but it is because of those mistakes that I am sitting here today writing you this letter. To be honest if you actually found this letter I know you wouldn’t believe it. Or maybe you would. Do you still think that planting skittles will grow a rainbow? Anyway even if time travel were real I wouldn’t want to change anything. Just keep on doing what you are doing. And if you ever end up in an all you can eat buffet on Renfield Street in Glasgow, don’t try to eat four slices of cake. Its not going to end well.
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