louiexv-deactivated20120518: Explain your current situation to your five-years-ago self. 

frankocean:

wow. alrite. i鈥檒l give it a shot鈥

hey chris,

your name is frank now..it鈥檚 a long story. your girlfriend is about to break up with you because of the long distance. it鈥檚 ok. & that job you鈥檙e working..well, you鈥檙e gonna have to work there for another year and some months.. & then you鈥檙e gonna get fired. you鈥檙e gonna work a couple more jobs after that too. nothing glamorous. kinkos and at&t if you really want the specifics. but you鈥檙e never gonna be homeless or starving. don鈥檛 worry you won鈥檛 fail and have to move back to new orleans either. you are gonna get your heartbroken though. twice. if it helps, the first one is gonna be worse than the second. contrary to how it feels, it won鈥檛 kill you. in fact it鈥檚 gonna help you write an album. yea, you finally finished an album. people like it man. you鈥檙e actually gonna write and record hundreds of songs. they won鈥檛 all be good and most ppl won鈥檛 think you鈥檙e talented at first, but you鈥檙e going to聽master your gifts.聽you鈥檙e going to become a lot stronger and wiser..even a little taller. be patient. i mean, you kind of have no choice. and be good to people. i don鈥檛 wanna spoil too much for you, but.. you鈥檙e on a plane right now to the east coast to work with kanye west & jay-z. it鈥檚 all working out kid. you made it.聽