ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

A Titan Voice — The Journey of 8,000 miles: From a Wife to a CSUF student

My journey into the United States of America was, like any Indian girl, filled with a lot of anxiety, excitement and, most of all, the fear of stepping into a new country. Unlike the girls who come here to pursue their higher education studies or married women who accompany their husbands, my story is a mixture of both.

Back in July 2014, when my marriage was arranged, I did not want to spend my life sitting idle, due to the fact that I was a working woman in India. But soon, I came to know that there would be many restrictions to continuing my work when I moved to the USA, where my future husband was already working as a software engineer.

It was then that I picked up “my kept-aside” dream of pursuing graduate studies. The entire process was challenging, and there were days when I felt my dream slipping away and that I had lost my confidence. Yet, all the time, it was my partner who did not let my confidence wash away in the tides of fear and who is now the pillar of my life.

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