Author Archives: acuesta96

Long Awaited Endings and New Beginnings

On this last week we came to class excited about the progress we’ve made in our collections. Paper and pens flew through the air as we rushed to finish the mountains of supplies we gathered into such a vast field … Continue reading

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A Load Lifted

I’ve spent most of this week in academic agony finalizing my thesis and gathering all the supplementary materials to submit my grad school application; and it dawned on me just how lucky I am. Despite the rising costs and the … Continue reading

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Clearing the Mist

When traveling in an new place you never really know where you are until you reach the destination. It’s as though you’re surrounded by an obscuring fog and can’t see where you are.  But right now, it feels almost as … Continue reading

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Loose Ends

I was taught to always cover my bases in life and to clean up my own messes; luckily there has been significant progress from the beginning of the semester. Week after week, individually and as a class, we’ve collected supplies … Continue reading

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The Last Stretch

I’m not a particularly athletic person, so when I say that I avoid using sports metaphors, is an understatement. However, I can only compare this point in my journey with the School Supplies for Afghan Children organization to the last … Continue reading

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A Long Awaited Return

Journeys take us in many directions, for defining experiences or personal reflections; but when we return we are often not the same. Coming back from a Spring Break vacation in Vermont I’m feeling as though so much in my life … Continue reading

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A Brief Reprieve

After weeks of building more and more stress from the solicitation of school supplies from everyone we could think of and planning events, Monday’s class was quite a relief. We were visited by our student predecessors in a breakfast party … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

They say that the time just before a storm is the most calm. Everything seems normal and then before you know it clouds gather and the air around you stands still. The winds in the atmosphere gather at the storm … Continue reading

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Getting There

I was so very proud of myself Monday morning with the supplies I was able to acquire from my parents. I probably got about two to three boxes worth. So my thanks for the support. Now I only need another … Continue reading

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Lost In Thought, But Not In Action

I’ve learned so much from my parents and all the experiences that have brought me where I am today; but one thing I never truly learned was how to ask for help. In this land of plenty my mother never … Continue reading

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