The Smith Family: Part Two

Cassandra: A big challenge in general is the fear of the unknown. I have a lot of anxiety because I don’t know what my life is going to be like. I don’t know what’s going to happen, and often that scares me because I want to have that security. I had college, and now it’s like, “Oh, I have a career now.” I need to know where I’m going to start my roots, where I’m going to be teaching, and where I’m going to live because I’m moving out. It’s a lot of new things and new feelings, and it’s scary. But throughout that process, I’ve had my grandma. She’s helped me through it a lot, and that was a really big challenge that I’m still kind of going through. I need to be okay with the fact that everything’s going to be fine, even if I don’t know what’s going to happen.


Martha: I know how she feels, and I always tell her, “We don’t know. None of us know what’s going to happen. You have to just do what you feel you have to do.” I’m going to miss her if she leaves, but I know that I’ll be there, just a phone call away. She knows that. If I have to be there physically, I will be there. It’s hard; it’s going to be hard now that she has an adult life ahead of her.


But I am so, so sure that she’s going to do okay because she is very smart. She knows what good choices are and how to get along with people, and she has no problem with that. So, she will be okay. You are going to be fine.

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