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Taking Risks

By Kanchan Gautam

On a cold February afternoon, I looked out the window of my airplane and a sort of nervous calm took over me. I was on a flight from North Carolina to California. It had been raining all day and my tan loafers were soaked from walking around in the rain all afternoon in Raleigh. I had spent the day with my sister exploring the city while we waited for our late afternoon flight. We would run inside stores seeking shelter from the winter rain. My toes were starting to wrinkle inside my cold wet shoes. I was excited but the kind that is filled with anxiousness and uncertainty. I kept thinking what’s my next step and planning, eventually, I decided to stop planning and enjoy that exact moment which I knew I would never be able to experience again. Continue reading “Taking Risks”

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Transitions

By Nibriti D

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 (Photo Credit: Nibriti D)

When I moved to the US, I moved to a small town in Iowa called Fairfield.  I joined middle school with my brother and my sisters came to the US when I started high school.  When I started looking at colleges, I decided that I wanted to get out of Iowa.  Not quite sure what fueled it but I had a really strong urge to just get out of Iowa.  I submitted applications to a lot of out of state schools and was accepted by some of them.  I had applied to University of Iowa as well (as back up, of course, but I did not want to stay here).

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