The reason for the planning is because the drive is eighteen hours long and the drive can definitely get frustrating at times. It’s really frustrating when you have children in the back seat getting inpatient. I usually stop and get a room, just so the kids and I can have a great night of rest. I also like to arrive at my family’s house at a decent hour, so I won’t feel like I am being rude.
Ok the first, I was born in Laredo tx spent a good few years living there then we moved to Austin. Then my dad wanted my mom and me to move to Arkansas I was still 4 or 5. My dad convinced my mom and we went, then my mom started having suspicions about my dad cheating. And it wasn 't long after that my mom caught him
Here I have learned how to not fight yourself to become a new friend and to be yourself as a symbol that everyone wants to be. One day before I left the city, I tried to gather the necessary things as important documents, clothes and stuff with me. It was a long journey and the first in my life alone, but I was very excited and curious to visit the new
The way I felt about my city and my surroundings had a strong correlation with the way I felt about myself. Prior to this realization, my dreams and aspirations for the future were minimal. I performed well throughout elementary school, and I was moved up a grade because my reading and math skills were advanced. However, when I began attending middle school, the new atmosphere combined with all of the new awareness I gained as I started transitioning from a child to an adolescent ended up in me lowering the expectations I had for myself. Once I regained my optimism and saw that Oakland is not what people say it is, I began seeing life in an optimistic way as
I was almost there. I had been nervously anticipating this day or a couple months now, but the time had finally come. As I sat on the plane, my thoughts wandered to what my new life would be like. My parents had sent me to the United States to attend an American high school. I was grateful for receiving this opportunity, but also fearful of what if might hold because I wasn’t great at English and the words
Every day, in our life we learn new things, from school, friends and by ourselves. Take an example of me, my transformative educational experience had thought me skills that I can use for my rest of my life career. However, Frank Bruni said in his statement that “if a person wants to do something in his life, then he/she can start with little experience”. Throughout the year, I gain more knowledge of the world we live in and become aware of my career.
I’ve come to understand that instead of fixating on the thoughts of changing my past experiences, I must be willing to accept and grow from them. I’ve learned that the challenges I faced in the past do not define the life I will make for myself in the
People looked different in this borough they looked more relaxed they weren’t moving so rapidly to get somewhere as to the Yankees in Manhattan. My anticipation built to be here was finally fulfilled, always hearing a new story from my family over the years I always felt I had to go and experience this crowned jewel of a city. “This is my borough” my boyfriend say’s moving here at an early age he had a lot to overcome on his own. Raising a family here, living in shelters, to going to school and having to really persevere to gather money for such a costly city “you have to find your ambition the city will make you find it”. He has to leave because he hurt his knee on his contract career, he came home to NC after being in New York for 20 years.
Every kid has a significant moment in their life, but mine starts in Martinez, Georgia. I was 11 years old in the summer of 2011. My mom made the decision to move to West Virginia to be close to family. My parents were recently divorced and she felt she needed to be close to family for emotional support and to help to get back on her feet. She thought it was necessary to move up to West Virginia.
This past week I flew to Texas with my Mom so we could attend my Grammy’s funeral. It was a very difficult week but once I got down there my friend from kindergarten picked me up so I could get out of the house for a while. Even though I told him I was doing okay, he knew that I was really struggling. I was in such a better mood after spending some time with him that I couldn’t stop thanking him for understanding what I needed. Even though it was hard for me to know that my Grammy had passed away, someone told me that I needed to be excited for her.
but my mom wanted patches so she won and patches got to go with us. we gave the other two to loving homes. Early on the weekend we had the trucks all packed up and we were ready to go. we left early in the morning so traffic wouldn 't be bad, it took us about 2 days to get down to South Carolina.
2008 my family and i was able to move back to our hometown into our rebuilt home in Lower Ninth Ward. Being i thought would make me feel better but being the only house on the block at the time didn 't make me happy at all. Although the city was coming back and still to this it has a lot of work that needs be done, but at very slow
Growing up in Iraq in the era between the gulf war, Iran war, and Iraq war with the United state was a challenge for me, but it was not harder challenge than all what my parents went through to keep me and my siblings safe and sound. My mother is one of the strongest people that I have came cross in my life. She was and still the best mother, teacher, and my best friend. She graduated from Al Mosul University in Iraq as a Mechanical Engineer. Being a daughter of graduated mother will always push me to complete my education and go even further to earn my master degree too.
My mom told me that I needed to start preparing my luggage. I was very confused, so I ask my mom, “get ready for what?” My mom replied, “ prepare to come to America!” I was very excited, because I have never learned or experienced of what it would be like to live in a totally different country. Full of mind was thought about how the United States will look like; what is their living environment; how do education works in school.