Personal Narrative: My Life In The United States

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In 2005, at the age of 15, my parents brought me to Santa Clara, California. Leaving everything behind in China, to start a new chapter of my life in the United States, was bittersweet. While upset about leaving my other relatives and lifelong friends, I was also full of hope and excitement for the possibilities and opportunities that awaited me. It did not take long for me to recognize that I was very different, in many ways, from my classmates, neighbors, and community. Would I ever feel comfortable? Would I ever fit in? One day, I had an epiphany; amongst those who inadvertently made me feel isolated, my differences may be perceived as interesting. My new way of thinking completely changed my future. From that point, I changed awkward situations and interactions where I felt different into opportunities to share my culture.…show more content…
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