My new life.
People can travel to many places during their life to find a place which can make their dreams come true. Different places can bring those different feelings and fate. Because of those differences, people might change their minds about some things when you arrive at a new place. People need to face the new environment and new culture. What’s more, they need to adjust themselves for the new environment which they are not used to living in. I spent my first nineteen years in China, the country I know a lot and get used to live in. However, people gain something new when they lose something. America is the place which changes my personality so much.
Losing my parents’ care has been the most unacceptable thing for me. In the past nineteen years, I stayed under my parents’ protection as a princess, but this kind of life ended thoroughly after I came to America. Since I have been living in America with my younger brother, I did not only lost my parents’ care but also now I have to look after my brother. In a totally new environment, I needed to use a language, which I was not use to speaking, to understand a lot of things and then dealing with it. I felt embarrassed when I tried to explain to someone that I wanted to apply for an ID card, but the person who worked there didn't understand me at all. I wanted to give up and to asked my parents for help like what I did before. However, they were millions miles away from me. Therefore, I have to be independent and patient in my new country so that I can learn as many things as possible. It is a pity that I can’t enjoy parents’ protection, but it is great to become independent.
I left China, which means that I have run far away from my friends. It also means that I don't have many chances to spend weekends or vacations with them, too. Friends are easy to find but relationships are hard to keep. Luckily, I have two close friends who grew up with me and knew me so much in China. They gave me a lot of care and love. One winter night, I broke my leg, and it was hard for me to go to school by myself. I was worried and upset. I sent them messages to talk about this. The next day, someone knocked on my door in the early morning. To my surprise, my two friends were standing in front of door and told me they came to pick me up and take me to school until I was recovery. I feel warm whenever I mention this thing. Now that I am thousands of miles away, we can’t go out together during weekends, but we can only chat online. I get very upset whenever they tell me that they need help and encouragement. What I can do is tell them that I will support them forever. Although our relationships are good as before, it’s sad that I lost a lot of chances to spend time with them.
Leaving an environment that I used to live in is one of the saddest things for me. It was end of October when I arriving America. Standing on such a large land, everything looked strange. When I first arrived, I stayed at home because of the low temperature, which I had never experienced in China. In southern China, the weather is warm and humid so that people feel comfortable. People don't need to wear a lot in winter. I didn’t know how cold it was in Chicago until I got off the plane. Unluckily, I am a person who is easily to get sick. I had a fever in the first week I arrived here. I have never seen the trains which are used for short distance transport. For me, trains are one of the vehicles for long distance transport in China. I used to taking subway to go out for short distance. It is unconvince for people who has no car in America. People here seem like don't want to go out at night because most of shops close early. Thus, I have no choice but to stay at home when I feel bored. This makes me miss my home very much.
In a new country, I seem like a newborn baby. Everything is new for me. There are still many things I don't know at all. I push myself to grow up faster than before because I want to prove to myself that I am fine without parents’ protection or friends’ ccompany. I am trying to know as many things as possible so that I can handle my daily life, and become more mature. Even though I have lost some important things and fell down many times, there is no doubt for me to go on with my life since I decided to come to America. Coming to a new country is a challenge, but it is a chance for me to improve myself.