We belonged to no country, kicked out of Bhutan and living in the confines of Nepal’s camps. To say there was little hope in the camp would be an understatement. There were few jobs, poor opportunities for schooling, and even food was scarce. Our family of six shared a cramped living space, with little privacy from the neighbors. I often cried, fearing that my life would never change. I came to Hartford in 2011. Here I got an opportunity to finish high school and now I am ready to further my education in college. I think about college, the future and a new chapter in my life, I am so much more optimistic. I plan to dedicate myself to learning and furthering my education, because not many people from my home country have the opportunity to go to college. When I think about those bamboo huts, dirt roads and sad schools, I remember how blessed I am to be where I am today. I think of the responsibility that is mine, to make something of myself, and to use the opportunities I have been given to make an impact for others. This is the primary reason that I want to go to college. I know that education is the key to giving my family hope and a future, and if I can contribute to that, I will work as hard as I can to make it happen.