Friday, September 10, 2010

Dear Emmy,

Dear Emmy,
Thank you for not transferring schools after your freshman year like you were hoping to do.
It was hard at first to go to a school so far away from your friends and then-boyfriend.
But I'm glad that you took the risk that others would have been too scared to try.
You grew in countless ways and are better for it now.
I'm glad that I could provide the basis for some of the greatest years of your life thus far.
You will do great things someday!
The University of Tennessee


Dear Emmy,
Remember when I made you so anxious that you felt sick to your stomach?
Luckily, that feeling didn't last.
I know that I was intimidating and a bit scary- a foreign country, a foreign family, a foreign language, and a group of students that, essentially, were also foreign.
However, aside from frightening, wasn't it also the most fun, rewarding, and emotionally satisfying trip of your life?!
Cultural experience and lifelong friendships were well worth your efforts. So a congratulations to you!


Dear Emmy,
I know this is sudden, but do not feel alarmed.
This will be good for you.
Life is short. Take this chance.
Work your hardest and you will reap my benefits.
Washington D.C.

Later this month I will begin my internship in the very city that holds our nation's capitol. Modest by nature, I have doubts as to whether or not I will succeed in this endeavor, but I truly am trying to stay positive. My biggest immediate worry, after all, will be learning the inner workings of the metro station.
These next couple of weeks will be hectic to say the least- packing, birthday, moving, settling.
Ready, Set, Go!


  1. Emmy will do great, as always. I have complete confidence in you. I look forward to seeing pics of DC in all their autumn splendor...if later in September isnt too late for their color!! Remember, if you get any pics of Tennessee in fall color this year...i want to fave season too! I love you...Aunt Cathy

  2. Congratulations! This is a great idea for a post and I love the way you look at everything that you've gone through, good/bad/&challenging. I wish you the best of luck! DC is an awesome city.

  3. Amazing!! Good for you - what a fantastic experience you will have!

  4. you are an awesome writer Emmy

  5. Dear Emmy,
    you are super cute!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hey :)
    It totally made my day--especially because you are a great blogger.
    I look forward to reading more!
    Way to be.