SUBJECT: 1998 project - couldn't resist...
Dear me in 1998:
Just a bit of advice from your older (much older now that I think about it) self…
Go to Chicago. It will be the best move you ever made, and the start of a whole new relationship with your brother. Treasure it. Yes it's too cold in winter and too hot in summer, but if nothing else it will make you appreciate the perpetual pleasantness of southern California. And you will never meet nicer people. Date lots while you’re there. Midwest guys will make you realize how much easier love should be (just don’t fall for that one who works in toothbrush marketing – lush pad, but he’s creepy.) Sing in the church choir (that Broadway thing doesn’t work out, sorry…). And stop with all the talk about never having kids. You will, and lots of them. And you’ll love it. Visit your grandmother. She won’t be around forever. Oh, and update your passport. You’re going to need it when you move to England (trust me…).