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MY EXTENDED FAMILY
When I arrived at Principia College, I had to face a drastic change from what I was used to. I'd grown up in a city, and all of a sudden I found myself in a place which seemed to me to be in the middle of nowhere: lots of cornfields and no street noises or anything similar to the city environment I was used to. It felt so different to wake up at school and not be surrounded by all the members of my family or my friends. I knew nobody at college, and everyone seemed to be different from me. And even though they were all very friendly, it just didn't feel the same as being around people I'd known all my life.
In 2005 I moved to the United States from Nigeria. I had never lived away from home before, not even in a boarding school. But at 19, I left home to attend Principia College, knowing I could not go back home for two years.
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About the author
Debbie Chibuzor, originally from Nigeria, graduated from Principia College in May 2009 with a degree in Economics. She now lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
with contributions from MARY ALLYENE MCKINLEY, HELEN HOLDEN, SUE HOLZBERLEIN, ALICE STEINER, SHEILA MUTERS, MARY WETHERBEE, JEAN BOYER
THE JOYS OF TRUE SELF-DISCOVERY
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Bruce Nolan, Carla Hinton
GULF OIL SPILL: OUR ROLE IN THE SOLUTION
THOMAS R. MITCHINSON
ON THE TABLET OF YOUR HEART
Prayer for those on both sides of the border
BY JAN KEELER
MY EXTENDED FAMILY
BY DEBBIE CHIBUZOR
MY WAY TO CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
SPIRITUAL SELF-DISCOVERY LEADS TO SELF-WORTH
BY ROB GILBERT
LEARNING TO VALUE MYSELF
BY JODIE MAURER
DO YOU APPRECIATE YOURSELF?
BY SHIRLEY HOLDMAN
How I faced up to bullying
The solution to ailing twos
Anna Lisa Kronman
INJURED FOOT QUICKLY HEALED
HIP AND LEG PAIN HEALED
DENTAL HEALTH RESTORED