Everything Is Going To Be Okay.

Hey, 2008 Ryan! Can you hear me?

It’s me; 1987 Ryan! How’s it going, man?

Look, I heard that you’ve been taking things kind of hard lately, so I thought I’d pay you a visit and see if I can’t set you straight.

I know this Winter has sucked. I know that your job isn’t the most desired way to spend your day. I know that you have those moments where you just wish you could be so much more than you really are. Work a little harder. Be a little more creative. Be a better husband. Take better care of yourself.

Some days are going to be harder than others. You may find that you’re not living up to the projections you’ve assigned yourself. You may find yourself negatively affecting the lives of those you love the most due to sheer frustration. You may find yourself confused as to why you can’t just get it together, and in tune, those around you may start to feel the same way.

I get all of that stuff, I really, really do.

I just wanted to let you know that everything is going to be okay.

Really. It’s going to be fine. You’re going to make it. I know you will. It’ll get better, and you’ll be okay.

Listen, I wouldn’t have traveled 21 years into the future for no good reason. You just need to calm down, focus on the positives and do what you need to do. I expect nothing less from you; in fact, I think you owe it to me. You promised me that you would never lose sight of the things that made you happy; the things that you felt you needed to do to make a lasting and positive mark on the world. You’re so much better than the things that attempt to destroy you, and you know it.

So buck up, and don’t let me down.

Everything is going to be okay.


Thanks, 1987 Ryan.

I understand.

73 thoughts on “Everything Is Going To Be Okay.

  1. Did I bust on someone for threadjacking? If I did, I’m sorry. I actually prefer it when the conversations spread out all over the place. It ain’t always about me, you know.Concerning spoilers, I know there are people ultra-sensitive to that stuff, so yeah, it’s classy to ask before you launch into theories and whatnot. Not really my rule, but it should keep everyone happy enough.CARGIRL – The shirt I wore for the WSJ interview was kind of a monochromatic black/silver, whereas this one is more of an earthtone. It’s in black and white, so you had no way of knowing.I have a lot of similar shirts.


  2. Is that ironic, or just hilarious?Had you been killed, I would have sent the mix back to you so your folks could play it at the funeral. I know you would have wanted it that way.


  3. You know that scene in “Dumb and Dumber” when Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are walking down the side of the road, and a bus full of bikini models stops to ask them for directions? That would be awesome…


  4. If I’m remembering that scene correctly they were the Hawaiian Tropic models. And weren’t they given the directions and sent on their merry way? Yeah. That’s exactly what I’d do with a bus full of suntan lotion spokes-girls. Except my directions would be to the nearest sheer cliff…


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