Sometimes your mom suggests something and you put it in the back of your mind but do not really follow her advice. I think it is something that we do worldwide. Has it happened to you?
This weekend I remembered a suggestion of my mother’s when I first came to this country. My mother is a wise woman and her suggestion connects with this blog. When I got here, I started telling her of all the “ohhs!” and “ahhs!” of what I was experiencing and finding interesting as a newbie in the United States. My mother wisely suggested that I write my experiences about everything I found delightful, new, different and outstanding. She said I should write a journal. I remember her telling me, “You’ll be surprised later on about all the things that you have learned”. At the time I thought my mother, in her loving way, wanted me to be a writer. I thought her idea was too ambitious. Who in the world would ever read or care to know the experiences of being a foreigner?
Now, here I am, writing on this blog about my experiences as an international student. It comes to mind that my mother gave me wise advice many years ago! Thanks Mom! Finally, I got it!