I have changed in addition to the regular changes we all have in life. I am thankful that moving to this country has been positive. Living in a foreign country is a valuable experience for me. I have changed positively in many areas of my life and I have grown in ways I never thought of when I made the decision to live here. Probably if there is a “negative” that would be being so far from my parents. My parents are the most important people in my life and until recently, I didn’t think of the necessity to be close as they are aging. I am concern there will be a time when they need help. Of course, sometimes it is just tough to be far away; I wish I just could visit them at any time.
The positive? Wow! All. I have learned about the culture and I have embraced ways of doing things and ways of thinking. I have had countless positive experiences. There are friends that I consider family, and I learn from people in general everywhere. I enjoy the culture, the food, the places; this is a beautiful country. I like and value every place I go. At times I joke and say that I have been converted from a city girl into a country one and it happened some years ago.
I have learned to be more organized. One of the most valuable learning experiences has been the opportunity to enjoy life as it is. Not that I did not before, of course I did but only up to a point. The economy, spending five hours a day in transportation, country conflicts and city life are things I do not miss at all. I know I can go back and live in a city if I that is needed, but I prefer living in a different, better style. I live differently here, working and enjoying a simple life and doing activities I never knew about before. Every day I learn something!