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Writer's Block: Lesson learned

The transition from youth to adulthood can be smooth or incredibly difficult. What is the most important lesson you learned since middle school, and how has it guided you?
I learned that you always have to go with the waves, and take charge of your situations. I lost everything when I was a Junior in High school. I lived outside of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. I lived out of a hotel for about a month. Then I decided I wasn't going to do that anymore, went online, and found a boarding school. I sent them an email explaining my situation, and asking if I could attend their school. They sent me an application that day, I mailed it back, and then they were on the phone asking when I could come up there. It was in northern Indiana. That school was the best thing that ever happened to me. But if I had just let life take me, and not do anything about the situation I had been put into, I would have never been able to experience the amazing things I was able to experience at that school.


This is such a beautiful story. Inspiring.