Dear Future Self (I’d say from the “Year 2000” like Conan O’Brien used to but 10 years from now is about 20 years into the year 2000 so – awww who cares….In the year 2000….In the year 2000),
How was that time you were on Jeopardy? Was it all you hoped and then some? Did you go for a true daily double? Did Trebek chuckle at your stories during that mid-game interview? I’m sure you rocked it and probably cleared a whole category on your own. It was probably a cool category too like Before & After or Rhyme Time. Though, if you cleared any category related to literature, language, or science, I’m still impressed. Hell, the fact that you made it on the show is impressive.
Now that the Daughter is getting ready for her driver’s permit, are you ready for that? I mean seriously. Are you ready for her to burn out your clutch? It’s only fair. You almost burned out Mom’s clutch when you were learning to drive. God knows you potentially gave her whiplash as you learned how to time the clutch and the gas pedal. Hopefully you have already bought a neck brace or have invested in a chiropractor. Just remember to laugh and not yell. Clutches can be replaced. Learning to drive only happens once.
The book was cool too. The fact that you have it on Amazon is pretty sweet. I hear that you did manage to get an agent which is pretty much right up there with Jeopardy. The fact that they are optimistic about getting at least a limited release is pretty cool. Keep on writing. Obviously.
This letter almost sounds like a kids wish list but honestly, over the past ten years, you really stayed focused. I could list a bunch of clichés here but, thankfully, you haven’t changed that much that clichés make you throw up a little in your mouth. At any rate, it’s impressive to see where you are at the age of 44. What’s next? Travel? Living abroad? Whatever it is, keep on going!
You, ten years younger