My Life After The United States

1273 WordsOct 14, 20166 Pages
My Life, My Story, My Future Do you know the struggles and how immigrants feel about leaving their whole life behind in their native country? Well, I should know, since I am an immigrant who has migrated from The Dominican Republic to the United States. A lot of people do not know how difficult it is for people to leave their countries, it has been five years since I came to the United States. The situation was very hard for my family and I. Since I was 2 years old, I have lived with my father, but I have always been really close with my mother. My father and my grandmother decided that moving to the United States would be a great opportunity for me and my siblings. I was excited, but at the same time it was a very difficult decision because I had to leave my mother behind. For instance, saying goodbye to my mother was the hardest standpoint that I have had to face in my life. I know that for my mother it was even harder to accept the decision, she tried her best to be strong and not cry in front of me. I was only thirteen years old and I have let my emotions overflow, when I turned to face her and said the last goodbye, she was on her knees crying. Until this day those memories of our separation still linger; that was the end of one chapter in my life, but the beginning of a new one. I had to prepare myself mentally for a new environment, new friends, new school and a whole different educational system. Just the thought of it was terrifying, I could not pull myself

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