Essay

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Impermanence

The day I graduated from college it started to storm. I’m talking a real, hard rain – the kind that made us wet to the bone as my family carried my things to the car, bags ripping and slipping from our grasp. My clothes fell in dirty, scraggly piles on the concrete. We were screaming …

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Resilience

I just finished college. It’s the strangest, most wonderful feeling in the world. It’s totally different than finishing high school. This has more permanence. More pride. More enthusiasm that I’ll (hopefully) never have to write another research essay or read another textbook or participate in another classroom discussion that bores me to physical tears. You …

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