Dear Gossip Girl,
I need advice! After high school, I want to move up to New York with a scholarship and start my own life that I’ve always wanted–but I don’t want to leave my family. What should I do?
My Aspirational Aly,
My grandmother used to tell me that the worst kind of extravagance was the belief that behind every opportunity was another and another. Hmm no, pardon me–that was a line from Hope Floats. Anyway. The point was: when a marvelous chance comes your way, you must take it!
While you may love your fam dearly, think about what your life may be like if you stay in your hometown: most likely you’ll marry and never leave, n’est ce pas? And then all you’ll have is a Costco membership and zero exciting adventures.
Trust me: the pain of missing your family is nothing compared to the agony of a life not lived to it’s fullest. And besides, your fam is only a jet ride away…but there’s only one Manhattan.