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In Uncategorized on May 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

What if you left? What if you actually listened to that nagging voice in your head? What if you finally watered that seed in your belly and let it bloom in your mouth? What if you told the truth? 

I graduated for the University of Alberta in 2008 with a B.Sc in Civil Engineering. I still remember my father’s face. That kind of pride is addictive. When my family immigrated to Canada in 1998, I was a 13 year old girl who didn’t yet understand what it meant to straddle two worlds. It would take me years to figure out how to be many things to many people at the same time. At my best I am still a work in progress. What I did understand was the weight of sacrifice. I still remembered the 6 of us, the 11 suitcases and the cross-continental journey that brought me here. I still remembered what it meant to leave everything behind and take only what mattered most. Read the rest of this entry »