Personal Narrative: How Moving Changed My Life

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I had a feeling it was coming, my father had always been a successful businessman and the job offers were constant, but he always assured me we would never leave our home. Then on a blizzarding January day, my parents called a family meeting; usually these family meetings consist of discussing upcoming family events that we all must attend but it was at this particular meeting that I heard the words “We are moving.” I was shaken; my whole world had just been turned upside down in a single phrase. I thought those three little words would haunt me forever; however they impacted me in a way I never could have foreseen. I knew this move would place my family close to my grandparents and relatives, but it would take me away from my whole life; my…show more content…
This move forced me to step outside of what I was familiar with and try new activities. I had a new dance studio, new school, new opportunities waiting for me everywhere and I had to face each one with a smile on my face; even though I was scared. It eventually became easier, I learned to love all these new activities in my life in a new way, change was exciting. I just needed to realize that change could provide me with beautiful new possibilities. As I move through life now I feel as though I harbor a certain spontaneity in my soul, a feeling that will allow me to go wherever life takes me. I will never be the person that gives up a unique chance to enhance my career because I do not want to relocate. Diversifying life never hurt anybody. Part of the adventure in life is creating new memories and travelling, life is not an adventure if you are afraid to try new things. My philosophy has always been home is where I choose to make it, live life spontaneously and never let the fear of the unknown get in the…show more content…
There was an instance when I printed out the papers to file for emancipation from my parents, but I was just trying to wrap my head around the fact that my life was going to change for the better. It was in this new environment that I had the chance to thrive and become a strong independent person. Moving was a blessing in my life because it gave me so much more than a new house in a new town; it gave me a vast number of friends, a way to adapt to newfound situations and the strength to face my fears. I know how guilty my parents felt for uprooting my siblings and I, but God does everything in life for a reason and sometimes it is difficult to see the bigger picture but once I did it was quite the
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