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This is a photo of me taken a year after the award. I had decided to get out of my comfort zone and experience new cultures. So I applied to AFS and went to Belgium for a whole year. I was only 15 years old, living in a country where I didn't even speak the language of, being hosted by a host family and most importantly I was all alone while doing so. I had a rough first 2 months adapting to a new country and new people. This picture was taken after a difficult time and reminds me that I can tackle any obstacle and I can do that without anyone's help. All I have to do is trust myself and my power.
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