Frank Ocean Writes An Inspirational Letter To His 5 Year Ago Self
Frank Ocean’s answer to a tumblr user asking him to “explain your current situation to your five-years-ago self is” is brilliant.
If you’ve ever sought motivation then you should definitely read this!
We’ve transcribed the text below if you’re struggling to read
A friend sent me a link on whatsapp to the open letter Frank Ocean wrote to his 5 year ago self. I instantly had to share it! There are a lot of ridiculous messages, photos and videos that pop up on my whatsapp that never see the light day. At best it’s usually a lol or a couple of emojis thrown in for good measure but never anything like the screenshot above.
Explain your current situation to your five-years-ago self.
wow. alrite. i’ll give it a shot…
your name is frank now..it’s a long story. your girlfriend is about to break up with you because of the long distance. it’s ok. & that job you’re working..well, you’re gonna have to work there for another year and some months.. & then you’re gonna get fired. you’re gonna work a couple more jobs after that too. nothing glamorous. kinkos and at&t if you really want the specifics. but you’re never gonna be homeless or starving. don’t worry you won’t 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’t kill you. in fact it’s gonna help you write an album. yea, you finally finished an album. people like it man. you’re actually gonna write and record hundreds of songs. they won’t all be good and most ppl won’t think you’re talented at first, but you’re going to master your gifts. you’re 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’t wanna spoil too much for you, but.. you’re on a plane right now to the east coast to work with kanye west & jay-z. it’s all working out kid. you made it.