One Word Project

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Gabriel Chaparro
Class of 2012
Education Administration and Leadership - Student Affairs

It took a year to figure this word out. It came from being 10 years old and shoveling over 100 pounds of dirt in the rain as my pop fixed sewer lines. It comes from flunking out of college when I was supposed to be some sort of genius. It comes from being fired from a job I should have found easy. It came from being in love and from one day to the next being shattered. It came from all this and moreā€¦ and still being here.

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