The ten weeks I spent in Union City, New Jersey, during the summer between my sophomore and junior college years changed my life forever.
On my return, I changed my major and broke off my engagement, determined that I had found a way to escape my midwestern background forever.
This post is one in a series of short posts including the number 10 in the first sentence, a requirement of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild anthology submission in 2021.
Image credit: Photo of Union City map by davecito from flickr.com. Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0