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¿Cuáles serían los capítulos en el cuento de tu vida?

"El Antes, El Comienzo, y El Después. El antes sería cuando era rebelde. El comienzo sería empezar una nueva vida, y el después sería vivir en harmonía y paz."

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What would the chapters be in the story of your life?

"The Past, The Beginning, The After. The past would be when I was a rebel. The beginning was the start of a new life. The after was living in harmony and peace."




¿Si tu vida fuera un cuento, cual sería su título? Nueva criatura ¿Y por qué? Porque he vuelto a nacer y ahora las cosas son diferentes. ¿Como eras antes? Era muy rebelde. ¿Cuáles serían los capítulos en el cuento de tu vida? El Antes, El Comienzo, y El Después Puedes describir cada uno un poco? El antes sería cuando era rebelde, el comienzo sería creer, y el después es lo que creo. ¿Los puedes describir con mas detalles? La rebeldía sería vivir las penas, el comienzo sería empezar una nueva vida, y el después sería vivir en harmonía y paz. […]

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If your life was a story what would be its title?

"I can’t answer that. My question is, does the author choose the title after they finish?"

If your life was a story what would be its title? I can’t answer that. My question is, does the author choose the title after they finish? What would be the chapter you’re in right now? Exploration of Spirituality I’ve been thinking about it a lot. A few days ago I got in this massive discussion with a professor about what God represents. My question is, if God is a rationalization of human ideals and understandings of life, why do we need God? What’s the saddest moment of your life? Grade 12. Three different friends committed suicide in a month. […]

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"It is the beginning of the end but it’s also the end of the beginning. It all depends on how you see it."

  If your life were a story what would be its title? Sunset, Sunrise Why? It is the beginning of the end but it’s also the end of the beginning. It all depends on how you see it.  

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What’s the best advice you’ve been given?

"Do your best at all things you do. That should be enough."

What was one of the saddest moments of your life? The saddest thing was leaving for SST, leaving my friends. SST is Study Service term at Goshen College, where you go to another country to study for three months. I went to Nicaragua last summer. Leaving friends, church, my culture, being thrown into a new place, that was hard. If your life was a story what would be its title? Hymn Sings! Just because I love singing hymns, congregational song. I think its great for building community. It’s inspiring. I love them. I wouldn’t do anything else. If that could […]

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"When I’m around other people and in conversation with other people I’m happier than when I’m not."

If your life was a story what would be its title? A Search for Meaning. Why would that be the title? That’s been what has been my motivation lately. It’s been what I look forward to. It’s what has intrigued me about life. I like having conversations about that and ask people questions that dig at what that means. What is a meaning you’ve found lately? Well that’s why I’m searching. But I think its partly relationships with other people. When I’m around other people and in conversation with other people I’m happier than when I’m not. Are there other […]

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"I try to communicate with a lot of people. If we work together, if we help people, we can live better."

How long have you been living in Goshen? I came from Guatemala almost 13 years ago. I’ve been living here a long time. What brought you here? My brother was here and he asked if I want to come. So, I came. Do you have other family here besides your brother? I have two brothers here now. Is that your whole family or are there others still in Guatemala? Yeah, my whole family, my father, they are in Guatemala. Do you see them? I have not seen them in a long time, but I talk with them. Right now I’m […]

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What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

"Let things work themselves out in their own time.

A friend of mine has been trying to teach me that for the past three years. I’m still learning it."

If your life was a story, what would be its title? The traveler. I’ve lived in fifteen different states and spent a year in South Korea. What took you to all of those places? A lot of it was when I was living with my mom. She didn’t like being in one place for too long. And then I went to South Korea to teach English. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? Let things work themselves out in their own time. A friend of mine has been trying to teach me that for the past three years. […]

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"When I’m here I feel like kind of an outsider, but when I go back to Mexico I become an outsider again. I’m neither from here nor there; where do I belong?"

When Edgar was 11 months old, his family moved from Mexico to California. After five years they moved back to Mexico. After five more years they packed up again. This time they moved to North Manchester. There Edgar began to learn English in 7th grade.  I remember going to middle school crying because I felt deaf and mute. There was no English support program for immigrants. I learned my English in eight months because I was immersed in the culture and exposed to the language. We were living in a trailer and didn’t have cable or radio. I came in […]

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Which stories are not told here?

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She’s a junior in high school and she is drawn to chemistry and biology. But, she has this other passion for photography and art and travel.

This story is narrated by the stranger-friend who met her at the “Meet a Stranger, Make a Friend,” First Fridays event. She grew up in Indiana, but she has traveled all over the world including two places where I have never been but would love to see. One, to China, and two to Hawaii. If your life was a story what would be it’s title? The adventure. Because I like to travel and I’ve been to a lot of places. She was saying that she is really interested in a career that allows her to travel around the world, maybe […]

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