Navigating new worlds: How a golf scholarship took me beyond the El Paso bubble

Since I was a child I dreamed of leaving El Paso. Little did I realize it would be nothing like I expected when I finally got my way out with a scholarship from Ranger College to play collegiate golf. The college is in Ranger, Texas, a little town two hours west of Dallas. The main street that crosses the whole town has only one yellow flashing traffic light. Getting across town takes about 10 minutes.