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Honestly, Nobody Thought...

I'd make it to high school, let alone college, and I'm almost there so I might as well fill out some of these applications, right? One of the essay questions asks about moments in your life where you've had to overcome adversity. Well, I carry adversity in a metal tank on wheels and it goes where I go. Most of my life hasn't been easy yet somehow it feels like cheating to write about CF in my college essay. I don't know why. I guess I don't want it to be the sole reason I get in somewhere. To use my condition to get ahead is something I've suppressed for as long as I can remember. It just feels unnatural to use it for my benefit. But, walking around with a ticking clock above your head is pretty unnatural for a seventeen year old, too.

So, whatever, I'll apply. This could be another life adventure and ever since Norman moved here I've gained a handful of experience in that department. ;) I think I'm ready for college. The only thing is, I don't know if I want to leave my dad. He needs me; I'm all he's got. I know he'd tell me to go and live my life, that this is a good thing no matter how scared he is for me. But, I'm not scared, Dad. It's okay I got this. And I won't go too far. I promise.

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Hi. I'm Emma. I'm from Manchester, I have Cystic Fibrosis, I live above an antique shop, and I'm pretty sure that no one is ever going to read this. If you have somehow managed to stumble across my ramblings, welcome to my blog, I guess.
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