Moving to USA
My move from Turkey to the United States was one of the most challenging events that I have experienced in my life. There, I lived in a small neighborhood, had my group of best friends, and loved my school. I was eleven when my parents decided to move to the America. My parents often told me that they decided to move here for a better chance of living, new opportunities and success at school, yet I refused to listen to what they said. I was frustrated and wanted to move back to Turkey. Many people still ask me if I prefer to live here or Turkey. And I still prefer Turkey not because I don't like here but because its my homeland and all of my family and friends live there.
Before I moved in here I thought differently about American culture, language, and education. I thought the Americans didn't have their own culture or traditions, because they're all people from others countries. I didn't like American food, music, movies, or books. I started taking English classes in 5th grade in Turkey. I did not like it at all. I thought “ Why I need to learn English if I am living in Turkey?”. When I moved here I knew a few words of English, but I couldn't speak or understand what people were saying to me.
I can still remember how terrified I was of leaving my homeland. I was so nervous about going to a new school where everyone spoke a language that I couldn't understand. I was scared that I wouldn't fit in and make any new friends. First two years I felt so left out because of my inability to communicate. Some kids assumed that I did not understand them at all, so they made rude remarks about me. I understood them, maybe not completely, but I knew the intent of their messages. . I was trying to be strong and hold back my tears, wondering why we had to move so far away. Life would be different for me and I knew it would. I felt like I had to leave the whole world behind me and start a new life all over again.
My move from Turkey to...