Friday, April 16, 2010

To My 18-Year-Old Self

Dear 18-Year-Old Horizon,

You can grow by opening up, and yes, you will be exposed and feel more hurt, but you can’t hold out forever.

Go on your mission. It will be exotic and amazing.

When you get back, stay in shape. Hiding behind your body to prevent temptation doesn’t work.

Live more. Love more. Don’t be so afraid.

Don’t buy the ring to will yourself into “the normal” path. It is humiliating to take it back.

The path of least resistance isn’t always the best path. You are not an electron.

Hang in there!

- Future Horizon


Buy stock in Google. Lots of it. Now.


  1. Love this post. We think the same.

  2. Hi Horizon!
    A tad late, but let me welcome you to the Mohosphere! Thanks for your touching comment. Yeah don't we all wish we could have known about that Google stock thinghy? :-)

  3. if you're ever around, I'm always down for a game of Wake Up Lawn Sleepers.

  4. hahah my word verification was


    thats the first time i've ever gotten an actual word. is it trying to tell me something?!

  5. I liked this letter. It's short and to the point. Just a thought, but you might have included some hints regarding who won the past super bowls, then 18-yr-old you could go and make some real dough in Vegas.