My Life Began When I Was Rejected

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Let’s get personal.

Until now, only a handful of people know I applied to UCLA during my sophomore year of college. I was having a quarter-life crisis of sorts.

I felt out of place, like I didn’t belong to the campus that accepted me. Mind you; I already attended one of…




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