“Dear younger me,
You finally scored that promotion you’ve been looking for, right?
You’re now a manager.
I’m really excited for you; this is the first step of something big. Make sure to celebrate this promotion with your loved ones. Yep, go ahead and get drunk tonight; you don’t need to act professional all the time.
Now that you are a manager, things will start to change. Probably not in the way you’re expecting, though… You’re such a dreamer, aren’t you?
Let me tell you a few things that I wish someone had told me when I became a manager for the first time.