How North Carolina Has Impacted Me Essay

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Introduction There have been many experiences in my life that have drastically changed how I view the world and my place within society and relationships. The most dramatic change that has occurred in my life happened when I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend graduate school. I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and lived there for twenty seven years. Augusta and the people in that town were the only life I knew before I decided to make a change and leave home for school. It was the scariest but best decision that I have made for my life so far. Moving to North Carolina changed my life in many ways but especially by getting me away from my comfort zone, increasing my independence, teaching me the value of friendship, and by giving me a greater respect for people who chose to take the more difficult road to achieve their dreams.
Leaving My Comfort Zone The most beneficial way that moving to North Carolina has impacted me is by my choice to finally leave my home town. When I was considering graduate school, the thought of being able to move anywhere I wanted thrilled and terrified me. Augusta is where I had spent my whole life, received my education, and where all my family and friends were. Everything I knew in life was confined to that town. Once I finally decided that Raleigh, North Carolina was where I wanted to move, my life and the opportunities presented to me grew. The most terrifying factor of leaving home was that I knew nothing and no one…

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