My name is Aekta Patel and I am currently a first year student at the University of Georgia. I was born in New Jersey but lived the majority of my life in a country that was completely foreign to me. Adjusting to different places is challenging to do but I overcame such adversities. My parents live in India while I live here with my aunt and siblings. Living without my parents in America has taught me to act responsibly and maturely. I moved back to America when I was 15 years old and have been living in Georgia since. Georgia is my new home now. An unknown author said that you do not realize what you have until you lose it. I can relate to this because the entire time I was in India, I wanted to come back to America, but now I would not hesitate if I had to move back. I now understand the importance of this journey in my life. As far as my future goes, I want to pursue a career in the medical field. I enjoy helping others out and being a doctor has been my dream for the longest time. One day, I hope to become a general surgeon.