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Life is too short to not follow your dreams, and Lyle’s dream has always been to be a writer in the film industry. His passion for storytelling is all-comsuming. So when he told me that he wanted to switch from filling out law school applications to making a movie that summer and applying to film schools, all I could do was encourage him to follow his passion. It wasn’t an easy decision, especially considering that I was three-months pregnant at the time, but I believed him. So I wasn’t all that surprised when he was accepted into Columbia University’s graduate film school, though I was a little overwhelmed about moving to New York City. We both grew up in the same small-town in California, but New York had always been a place we had imagined living, though just maybe never with an infant and a 70 lbs. Goldendoodle. But we sold what we couldn’t take with us, bought a tiny apartment in Manhattan, and all moved out to the Big Apple just six months after Nora was born.

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