Memorable Journey Essay

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Nahom Habteyes
Mr. Paul Lanier
English 093/310
18-sep-2012
                                                        My Memorable Experience.
      My memorable experience begins with my father. My father came to United States of America to
find better opportunity than what our country Ethiopia had to offer. He wanted his family to live, learn,
and grow in a country where everything is possible with hard work. He earned his masters degree in art
back in Addis Ababa Ethiopia ; and with that degree he was able to find a professional carrier in
Huntsville Alabama. After settling in Alabama he started a process to bring my mom, sister and I to the
states. He wanted all of us to be together so we can live the dream life he wanted for a long time. From the time I was little I would always hear that   America is the land of opportunity and everyone no
matter where they are from, can succeed and become a better person because there are plenty of opportunities and resources.   For Example, important things such as education, health and Medicare
where it is almost impossible to get in other countries is available in the United States. If we graduate
from college or university with any major here in the U.S., it is relatively easy to find a job based on
what you studied. That is a different story in Africa; people who have a bachelors or even a masters degree can’t even find a job because there is always a limit on what is available so it is difficult for
someone to get a job and provide for their family.
        Now let me tell y’all about my journey coming to the United States. I thought the flight was never
going to end. It was a 16 hour journey through Turkish Airline and not to mention my first time to ever
experience a long distance journey.   Our departure time was at 10:00pm and we were supposed to
transit at Turkey. On what I thought was a never ending journey to Turkey, the pilot announced that
there were having a technical difficult with...

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