Submission Title

Leaving You

Author Studying

Masters of Science in Leadership

Author Bio

Julia Severance was born and raised in Broward County, Florida. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida – Saint Petersburg in Mass Communications, Julia continued her educational journey by receiving her master’s degree in leadership with the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University. She currently works full-time within the Undergraduate Admission Office and hopes to continue her education this upcoming fall. Julia continues to follow her writing passion with her blog.

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"The short poem, 'Leaving you,' was inspired by a long-term, high school sweetheart break up. For most of the relationship, I complied to the wants and needs of my partner. However, I was growing farther and farther from who I really was and what I truly desire in life. Not only was my love taken advantage for, but I also completely lost myself trying to love a man who cannot even love himself. 'Leaving you' is not about losing my ex, but rather gaining back all the love I gave up when I left the relationship."



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