Three Cheers for You!
Following a dream is up to you, but that doesn't mean you must go it alone. You deserve a personal cheering squad, whether it is composed of your family or the new friends you'll meet. These are the people who will support you during the ups and downs of your journey and long after. When you learn to go for your goals, you'll find those important to you will want to cheer along.
TIP: Tell your family exactly how important this experience is to you, and how much you appreciate their support. And when you're on-campus, make time for people. Initiate conversations and take part in study groups. School isn't only about the classes; it's also about the new connections you'll make.