Hey!! Hope all is well. I read your letter and I am sorry for the anxiety you are going through. Moving away from your family can always be an issue for anyone when it is their first time and half away across the the nation is a big step. However Life is very short and you don’t want to miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am sure that you Mom wants you to go out there because she doesn’t want you to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. I am sure she saw the happiness in your eye when you used to speak about your dream of going to New York. However at the end of the day it is your decision so do what makes you happy. Just try to put things in perspective.
1.No matter where you go in Life you will always miss your family.
2. You are going to New York to enjoy life over there and met new people, so you won’t be lonely.
3. Don’t be trapped by dogma, just because your sister did it one way doesn’t mean you have to
4. If you go and hate it, you can always come back after one semester.
Those are just a few things to think about. Some of the most amazing things in Life can happen once we get past our fears. So just think about it and make the decision that you feel is best. Stay Blessed :)