Living in a Foreign Country Living away from home your country can be a really interesting and unforgettable experience, but at the same time it has very important effects on our life. I moved to U. S in 2005 and that was a hard decision to leave my country. I was only 18 years old and I had no life experience. Then, everything changed, for the best I think. One effect is that once I started a regular life away from home, I miss everything.
This fact does not mean that I am unhappy but that I am aware of being on my own. Missing my family and the attention that they all paid to me is very usual detail. Details like sitting on Sunday morning watching TV with my brother or having a nice chat with my mom makes me realize how valuable family really is. I miss all the facilities that I used to have back home, like my house, my bed and my bathroom.
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Other effect is learning how to accept a different type of society and culture in my daily life.
This is a country with different customs and traditions from mine. I had to make new friends, learned other points of views, and accepted people opinion and value. The language was the most difficult to get used to it and to learn. Instead listen my native language all the time; I had to listen people talking in English. The most significant effect of living way from home is the independence behavior that had grows inside of me. Living on my own far from my family gives me a lot of experiences toward organizing my life.
I have to go to school, clean my room, wash my clothes and pay all my bills, this is means that I have a good responsibility. Being independent and responsible helps me get through life every goal that I want to achieve. Living far from home, can be really hard at the beginning. I have to remember that all changes are difficult, but they are necessary to go through. Most important of all, it helps me appreciate everything that I have. I realize how lucky I am to be here, because only good opportunity has come since I got here. I have to make the best out of them.