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A thankful view

A thankful view

Shravanth Reddy Reddy '24 November 18, 2022

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the most important decision I took, to leave everything behind in India and come abroad for my higher education. I do not regret it a bit.

I am thankful for all the friendships I’ve made here. People were always welcoming to me and supportive in everything I do, making this transition to a new country a lot easier.

I am thankful for my first snowfall experience. Although it was colder than I was used to back home, it was surreal experiencing the first snowfall.

I am also thankful for the fact that I get to do this. Doing what you love while making a career for yourself in a different field which you love too, is something few people get to do. Balancing my education in computer science and working part-time for UD Magazine is hard, but I love to do it again and again.

Something that I am thankful for a lot is my family, supporting me in this journey and consistently making sure that I get the best. Even now, when my mom calls me, the first question she asks is whether I ate that day and I am thankful for that.

Finally, I am thankful to the University of Dayton for being welcoming and for providing an equal opportunity to international students like me. This journey is something I will always cherish in my life. Even though I am far from home, I feel like this is my new home — a home away from home.

Thankful for the little things