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September 2016

Personal Essays

Leaving home is scary

A short essay on the fear we all feel from time to time.

Whether itโ€™s the first time or the fortieth time, going away to university or leaving to climb Mt. Everest, leaving home can give us allย a sense of dread.

Nine years ago I was sitting on the Halifax tarmac on a Lufthansa flight bound for Germany. My stomach turned as we started down the runway and asย the wheels were lifting off, I glancedย out the window at the receding ground and thought, “Oh no. What have I done?”

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