Start a New Life
Many people have experienced a life changing event at least once in their lifetime. It can be bad or good deepening on how they think about it. My experience of a life changing event was moving to the United States because everything was new for me. As soon as i arrived in this new country, i had difficulty communicating with people because we did not understanding each other. Unlike when I was in China, where i had my family, friends and teachers who support me, I felt lonely in this new place.
I felt sad after i moved to the United States because i missed my family. The world family has a lot meaning for me because no matter what happens, my family will handle everything for me. For example, in China, when i moved to a new house, my family help me put all the furniture into the new house. Also, when i was sixteen years old, it meant i could apply for an ID, and my family went with me to the police department. In the U.S. I had to depend on myself to do all the work my family had been doing for me. For instances, when I moved to the United States, I had to put all the bags into the new house by myself. All the bags was heavy, and i did not want my parents to get tried or hurt.
Furthermore, I felt alone when i moved to the United States because i was missing my friends. In Gunagdong, China, I had a lot of friends even though some of them were not that close to me. In China, there was only school and no tome to out to play with my friends. When I arrived in Chicago, I made a lot of new friends in my high school years. They helped me when i need to moved and translated for me. They even helped me make calls to set up gas and electricity account because i just came to Chicago and my English was not that great. They were great for help when i needed help because they had lived in Chicago almost fifteen years.
When I came to the United States, i was lost in this new world without adequate language skills. Also, I went to Lakeview high school, and it was hard for me because my language were not strong. Also,my teacher had a difficult time talking with me because she did not know to teach without the skill of speaking Chinese to me. Nonetheless, my teacher were trying her best to talk and to teach. In China, it was a different story, i could talk to my teachers all the time unlike I was in the U.S. I always raised my hand and answered all the questions that i know but in the U.S. I could not raise my hand to answer the questions because my language barrier stop me being like who I used to be. I always wanted to answer the teacher's questions. However, if I knew the answer to a question i did not say it in English.
I am glad that moving to Chicago helped me find so many good friends and i feel that this change helped me grow up so much. I feel like sometime change can be good, but I never thought of it. In the past, all i was thinking about was what I lost and not what i gained by changing. I have grow up into a better person because my lifestyle changed. My parents have helped me change my life forever because it has given me a chance to have a better learning experience.