The transition from high school to a university has been my biggest challenge. Not having my family, who I love dearly, within hand's reach is a true struggle. Then I realized that the experience of going to a university was amazing and such a privilege and that I had to look at all the good things. I stopped questioning whether or not I belonged at this school and told myself that if I got accepted here, it was because I earned it. I realized this was my opportunity to become more independent and allow myself to grow in a different environment.