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64 PCB007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2023 Imagine you accept a job halfway across the country, move there with no family or friends nearby, and you're extremely over- whelmed by your living situation. It can be really tough. To be honest, when I first interviewed for my current position, I was excited to move away from my home state of Indiana. I was thrilled about a new adventure on my horizons. When the recruiter gave me the option of moving to Texas or Arizona, I couldn't have been more delighted than to say, "Send me to the sunny state of Arizona." But what I didn't realize is how incredibly lonely and scary it is when you have no one to lean back on in your new sur- roundings. Indiana is the place I have called Smoothing the Rocky Road of Onboarding home for the past 22 years of my life, so when I finally moved to Arizona in June, I entered a state of panic. ankfully, some of my peers from my university had moved out here as well, but I still greatly missed my family and friends back home. In Indiana, I had leaned on my family for security, discernment, and comfort, but when my parents dropped me off at my new apart- ment, I was le to fend for myself. I immedi- ately felt scared and lonely; I desired to feel the comfort of home. Even more, I was terri- fied of starting my new job. I had no idea what to expect or what was expected of me. I felt incompetent from academia and, overall, I felt hopeless. The New Chapter by Hannah Nelson, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

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