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A New Beginning

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Hello everyone!

My name is Liane and I came to Bryn Mawr this year from the amazing city of Portland, Oregon. Although I love being here, I had to leave a lot behind to make that possible. My avatar is a photo of me with one of my best friends from home taken at a picnic just before I left. That afternoon was the last time I saw many of my friends and so that moment holds a lot of significance for me. It also reminds me of the way my life was before I came here and all the wonderful people that I left at home. It was hard for me (as I am sure it is for everyone) to leave all of that behind in favor of a new, far away place. With that in mind, it was very difficult for me to make the decision to come across the country and start over on my own, especially when many people I knew stayed together in Oregon. As I continue to piece together this next part of my life here at Bryn Mawr, my family and friends from home will always be in the back of my mind reminding me of not only where I came from, but where I plan to go.