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Personal Narrative: Moving Away From Home

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By the time I finished seventh grade, I had a detailed, 10 year plan mapped out. I would take specific courses in high school, go to a nearby university, and get a career in pharmacy. A rigid and consistent schedule gave me a sense of stability and security. It wasn’t until my eighth grade promotion did I realize the implications of this fixed-mindset. My father surprised my sister and I by saying that we were moving to Wisconsin, in one week. With this new adjustment in my life, I couldn’t stop fearing for my future. The only positive outcome of moving was being able to stay enrolled in AVID. During my sophomore year, my AVID teacher forced the class to sit in a circle and talk about our lives. While reminiscing my past I realized that,
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