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--Two years later

My hands carried more than they could manage as I walked up the steps to my new dorm room. As soon as I reached the entryway, I dropped everything, plopping on the cold bed in exhaustion. "I know that it's a lot, especially with everything that has happened. But it's a new part of your life. You should enjoy it to the fullest," my mom said in an attempt to soothe me. "I know, mom... It's just that a lot has changed." Ever since that fateful day in the counselor's office, my life had altered. Jupiter had been irate; the look on her face was filled with hurt, betrayal, and anger. She had to be removed from her home immediately, and her dad was escorted away in handcuffs. Each day was a battle, from countless court cases to losing the person I cared for the most. But, since then, things had quieted down, and the man that brought her the most pain was behind bars. "It's all in the past now. You did the right thing, and I hope you know that. I'm gonna go grab the rest of your things, and I'll be back." Mom kissed my forehead before

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...