Your done with elementary school. Pretty cool right?
Now your going to meet some pretty awesome people in sixth grade. When you tell them you went to Hawthorne they won't know that it is actually a school in the district, but it's ok. The friends you make in 6th grade will be what makes Middle School bearable and at times fun. Oh and heads up your best friend from elementary school will remain your best friend until the end of middle school, but then you'll lose touch after that.
Now you are about to witness two incredibly significant historic events. You know there's an election coming up. In fact for an eleven year old you are very informed about politics and trust me that will stick with you. Well, Al Gore is going to win the popular vote nationally and lose the election and you are about to find out what the electoral college is. There's going to be some crazy stuff pulled in Florida that will make George W. Bush president and that would be the worst thing to happen to the country if not for the next thing I'm going to tell you about.
A little bit more than a year from now something that seems ridiculous is going to happen, but it will have tremendous significance on the rest of your life. A group of Islamic extremists are going to hijack airplanes and use them as missiles and kill thousands of Americans. It may seem strange that something like that could happen, but trust me it will and the world will never be the same after it.
You do not need to really care about grades in Middle School. Get those Fs and Ds, because its only real effect on you will be that you will start off in Algebra in high school and not Geometry. That being said, once you get to high school it's time to put your nose to the grindstone. Get good grades. *Hint* Especially 2nd quarter freshman year, because that bad GPA could really fucked up your transcript. Oh, and when you see Mr. Peterman as your Algebra teacher go to the guidance counselor and demand a change.
You are about to go through a period before your true personality develops in which you are going to be a bit of a douchebag. This will peak in 8th and 9th grade, so just try to tone it down a bit please. 10th grade will be shitty year in general, but it will be the time that you start to discover who you really are.
Oh and please get your bloody driver's license at 16.
So, in your Junior year of high school you discover who your best friends are and start really having an awesome time. Senior year is going to be the best time of your life thanks to those people, so just keep that in mind once you get there.
Now the most important thing. Start figuring out a way to get out the house after high school. You are about to hit a point where your relationship with dad will be getting exponentially shittier by the day. You do not want to end up 21, still living at home and having a little piece of yourself die everyday.
Other things I'd like you to do:
-don't be ashamed of the things you actually like
-be more social
-don't let your resentment of your father stop you from doing things that you ought to do
Your future self,
P.S. At some point in 2009 you are going to start referring to yourself as Michael as opposed to Mike.