DAUGHTER: How am I going to survive junior year?
MOM: Wake up. Eat breakfast. Do your best.
DAUGHTER: My grades…..
MOM: Do your homework. Study a little every day. You’ll be fine.
DAUGHTER: FINE? Fine won’t get me into Yale……
MOM: Freaking out won’t either. There’s no spot on the application that asks how much you freaked out.
DAUGHTER: Tennis and the clubs……community service…..
MOM: Do what you can. Say no to what you can’t.
DAUGHTER: I can’t
MOM: Yes you can. You tell me no all the time. It’s apparently easy for you.
MOM: You will survive because you are a survivor. You can do anything you set your mind to. You amaze me. It will all be fine.