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A new beginning – one year later // Medium

“The year and a half preceding that moment isn’t something I really talk about much. Truth be told, I don’t remember a lot of it, except getting progressively more depressed and frustrated at everything. Memory is interesting that way. It can be a weapon to taunt you, holding onto those painful moments you wish to forget that continue to haunt you. But it’s also built to protect, removing other moments of sadness that don’t belong in your future. All the way through high school, feeling extremely out of place; I was told that university, a place of independent learning, was where I would thrive. It was proving to be incorrect. It was a horrible, neverending cycle. I was unhappy with where I was and what I was doing, feeling powerless in the situation. For the first time, I didn’t have the answers.”

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