“It’s a long story. Your girlfriend is about to break up with you because of the long distance. It’s ok. And that job you’re working… well, you’re gonna have to work there for another year and some months… and 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 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 people won’t think you’re talented at first, but you’re going to master your gifts. You’re going to become a lot wiser and stronger… even a little taller. Be patient. I mean you kind of have no choice. And be good to people. I don’t want to spoil too much for you, but… you’re on a plane right now to the east coast to work with Kanye West and Jay-Z. It’s all working out kid. You made it.
- Frank Ocean’s letter to his younger self