encouragement for Emily

emily

Facebook came on the scene while I was in college, but I didn’t join until a few years later. The best part? Connecting with people you’ve lost touch with… like your old babysitter. My childhood sitter found me through facebook and requested a letter for her daughter. How sweet and serendipitous is that?!

March 9, 2013

Emily,

Your Mom tells me you are hoping to transfer schools to pursue your dream of acting—how exciting! I trust you nailed your audition and are packing your bags for the Golden State as I write. I wish you lots of luck—or is it, break a leg? I so admire you for taking charge of your happiness!

I too was unhappy my freshman year of college. I traded the Florida sunshine for Syracuse snow (114 inches my first year!) and was feeling so out of my element. I thought about transferring—I even wrote a few of those dreaded college essays. But then I met some like minded ladies, spring sprung and I changed my major. Life got good. I didn’t end up transferring and eight years later, I wouldn’t trade an inch of snow. I met my future husband, some of my closest friends and I got an incredible education.

So the point of all that unsolicited advice (sorry) is to say, no matter how it all shakes out, I know you will shine! I’m crossing my fingers for you + California!

All the best,

Lauren

Roger la Borde

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