Always a Silver Lining- Maddie

One of the most difficult experiences in my life has been moving to Florida. It has turned out to be a great learning experience and has shaped me to be the person I am today, but at the time, I did not understand. At the age of 12, my family and I moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Weston, Florida for my fathers new job opportunity and to save my parents marriage.
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Unfortunately, after months of living in Florida my parents divorced. It was a combination of living in a new state, leaving all of my extended family who I would see every week, to having no one. I had to learn and adjust to a new environment, culture, people, and to being a child of divorce. These experiences have helped me grow in more than one way, they have taught me there is always a silver lining and things do happen for a reason. It is important to learn from all experiences life throws at you.

-Maddie

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