Livi plans to double major in marketing and fashion merchandising with some involvement in dance. Well, finding a college that suits these dreams is a challenge at best, but to find a school in state (remember that budget and those apron strings...) is extremely challenging! So today we set off to an in state school that offers two of the three. Livi knew the minute we reached campus that this wasn't the fit for her, sadly and privately I knew it too.
We went on with the visit and I tried to keep our spirits high. Afterwards we went to a campus pizza place and discussed the visit. With tears welling up in her eyes Livi again pleaded to go to school in New York. She's found several schools that meet her dreams in New York. In her eyes the only thing holding her back is us.
When I look at the situation from her perspective I am screaming, "Seize the moment, you're young talented and beautiful, follow your dreams." Then the nagging voice in my head says, "Wait, that's a BIG scary city for a young girl, the education cost is triple the cost of a state school, not to mention the cost of your education v.s your future earning potential."
Then I look across the table at those big brown eyes filled with tears.... I really wish I had a crystal ball to see how this will work out but for now I am hoping tomorrow's college visit offers more (in state) hope!