The other day, I was filling out my application to a program (which I hope to get into but I don’t want to jinx it just yet talking about until I’ve gotten in – cross your fingers for me!) and part of it included sending in two letters of recommendation. I immediately thought of two perfect people to write me the letter and I thought nothing of it. My mother came by my desk and looked at my filled-out application and said, “So how many letters of recommendation are you sending?”

The question surprised me a bit. The instructions send to only send in two letters of recommendation – so that was what I was supposed to do, right?

“But what if you’re expected to send them at least two letters? What if everyone else is going to send in five and you only send in two?”

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