I also neglected to congratulate my sister Megan on her college graduation... unfortunately I was unable to attend that graduation but I am so so very proud of both of my sisters! Sorry Meg. I love you!
My advice to you Em: Don't let fear keep you from reaching your goals. Enjoy every single moment of your life and the years to come because you'll never be able to get those moments back again. Take every opportunity you have to learn, get involved but always remember what you stand for. And lastly remember all those who have influenced your life, some you may not see again, just like the lyrics in the song "For Good" say:
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...
I love you my sister!