As I move into my mid-years of life I find myself becoming more reflective. Have I made the best decisions? What if I had taken the other path? I've entertained the thought of what I would do if I could go back in time and advise a younger and more naive me. With that thought in mind I have come up with 10 helpful advices I would impart upon a, say 18 years old me.
1) Learn to play the piano,
2) Start saving money now. Just 15% of your earnings each year will make a huge difference.
3) When this beautiful girl name Kathy, that you will meet in your first year of college, invites you over to her house to study know that SHE DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO STUDY! So don't say, "Oh you don't need me to help you." Idiot!
4) Take that $30,000 you received from your father's estate and in 1986 purchase Microsoft stock. Today that $30,000 investment would be worth almost $10 million.
5) Take more risk in life. Life is an adventure and it is best enjoyed with a racing heart and a cold sweat.
6) Once you started college you lost touch with your childhood buddy. Don't let that happen. He will need you in the future and I should have been there for him.
7) Time is moving faster than you think. Don't waste it doing mindless things like hours of television. Turn that boob tube off and do something.
8) Travel, even if it is only a few 100 miles away. See as much as you can before it is gone.
9) In 2000 you will debate whether to visit San Francisco or New York City, you decided on San Francisco. Instead go to New York and don't forget to visit the World Trade Center. Take pictures, you'll treasure that moment.
10) There's this guy name George Walker Bush, Jr. who lives in Texas; I don't know how you are going to do this but convince him not to get into politics. Believe me the World will thank you.
Ok, you know what I would do, now tell me what you would suggest to a younger you if time travel was possible.