Best advice my mother ever gave me: GO!

17 year old Me: I don't think I want to stay in NJ forever.  I think I want to go to college out of state.
Mom: GO!

20-something year old Me: My application to Fordham Law School got lost.  F$^%!  I think I'm going to Boston.
Mom: GO!

30-something year old Me:  H is being transferred to Chicago.  I think we're moving.
Mom: GO!

Every relationship, every family dynamic, every situation is different.  So, this might not be the best advice for another family, for another young person, for other situations.  But, for a 17 year old, 20 something and 30 something Me, it was the best thing my mother ever said.

And, for that I'm grateful.  I love you, Mommy!!  Happy Mother's Day!!

P.S. Thank you for all of your other advice too, which gives me the idea for my next book, entitled: Make sure the prosciutto is imported and sliced thin and the provolone is extra sharp.  And other things Millie Taught Me.

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