When I look back on every milestone in my life, there is a large part of me that wishes I could go back in time and tell myself, "No, don't do this!" or "You have to do that!"
One moment that particularly sticks out is my transition from high school to college.
A Tiny Fish
I was the only one in my high school, or even my town, that made films. I was a big fish in a small pond. I was warned that when I got to college that I would be a tiny fish in an ocean. That perhaps I was the best in high school, but that in college everyone would be "the best."
I went to film school on the offence. I was so concerned with how my abilities compared to other people. I was afraid to fail, and because of that fear, I was cocky and kind of a jerk.