My first advice.
The first advice I’m going to give my child is to live life their own way; I don’t expect anything of them. I know that might sound crazy, but think about it.
It’s not because I don’t care, I’d want nothing but the best for my children; but the world is so full of expectations the last thing I want to do is add more. There is no such thing as the human standard, no matter what anyone tries to tell you.
Be what you want to be, do what you want to do.
It’s your life.
Dear future girlfriend #31
I’m sorry; I have this ‘expectation disease’ where everything in my head is so far from reality, or never quite close enough. I’m sure I would have told you right from the start what I expected from us; and I know it’s not wise to have such expectations from the first time we met and especially right now. I have all these letters full of what I expect you to be like based solely on what I know about myself at that time.
But I’d like to think I know what I want; whether or not I get it remains a mystery, but if you’re reading this, then I got it - this isn’t something I’m going to just settle for.
It’s real. You’re real.