hey, thanks for the question! it's always hard to be away from home but easier when i am engaged in what i love to do! to combat it...talk to my sweetie every morning and evening, connect with friends through email & facebook, stay busy doing constructive things, and don't plan trips that are longer than 2 or 3 weeks! hoep that helps...
I don't think any one path is the right one. A college education is a good thing in general. The best thing for a performer starting out is to practice performing!
thank you thank you for the kind word!! hope i can come back to florida soon!!