Stories like these really opened my eyes to the reality of poverty in New Brunswick. Here I am, attending a university where my biggest struggles involve midterm papers and waking up on time for class, while there are people like the woman I met whose struggles so exceed my own that they are almost incomprehensible to me. But hearing first-hand about how she was dealing with her situation made it really digestible. I was able to sympathize with her, relate to her like I would any other human being, and understand the reality of poverty in general. It made me proud to think that through The Dream Project, I was doing a lot to help people like this woman I met, who are just as much a part of the community as I am.