#reverb10 21: Future Self

Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)

This is like those questions at interviews. “Where do you find yourself in 5 years?” I loathed those questions.

In five years I hope to be as young and trendy as you guys are in this photo. Except that middle guy...

If someone said to me last year, “Hey, next year, you will take up running,” I would have said, “You are one sorry piece of work and I pity your mother.”

But then I did.

So, I can’t imagine myself five years from now, I have no idea what I will do. I barely know what I’m going to do next year. I hope it involves more sex.

What would I tell my younger self ten years ago?

Dear younger self, you will receive a Tron arcade cabinet about three years hence. The sound will not work, and you will try to fix it. You will fail. Epically. Don't try and fix it.

Your future self, Errol

Most of the things in my life, good or bad, I would not change because I have learned from them.

But that may be the only thing I have regretted.

I still think of you...