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“Because transition is a process by which people unplug into a new world, we can say that transition starts with an ending and finishes with a beginning.” In many ways the previous quote relations to my transition of transferring from Saint Peter’s University to UNC Charlotte. I had to “unplug” from many things in both my academic and personal life, as a result of, transferring to another school.
For me “unplugging” means leaving or disconnecting to what you are used to. Something I had to unplug from was living in New Jersey and being in the Saint Peter’s University environment. I lived in New Jersey for much of my childhood before I lived in Maryland, so when I decided to go to college in New Jersey it was like I was returning home. Going to Saint Peter’s University was great, but being there made me unplug from something very important to me; my family. My family moved to North Carolina right before I started college. They were in North Carolina and I was in New Jersey, which meant we were ten hours away from each other. For a whole year, I didn’t really see my family much. I only saw them on longer school breaks and eventually, that started to play a negative toll on me emotionally. Before things got really bad I took initiative and started applying for schools in North Carolina. When I got accepted into UNC Charlotte I was happy because I could be closer to my family, but I knew that I was going to have to unplug once again.
Now I am unplugging again but this time from

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