I looked at my Tia Lena as she gave me her blessing and gave me a hug so tight that would last forever. My older cousin expressed his feeling which was surprising since he never did. He gave me a big hug and said “make us proud prima, go big or go home” I gathered my belongings and drove back home. The time had come to also say goodbye to my boyfriend, I had been praying that for some magical reason things would change and I wouldn’t have to say goodbye. We ordered his Uber, luckily it arrived quickly that it gave me no time to cry. Saying goodbye to my friends and family wasn’t the hardest thing, it was just preparing me for the challenge.
Wednesday morning August 9,2016 was the day that I started my journey. I was afraid to wake up, I tried to force myself to keep my eyes shut so that I didn’t have to wake up to realty, the reality of moving out. My mother walked into my room