A New Beginning
Life is beautiful; it never seems to end. It keeps showing its true beauty and power until a change occurs. This change happened to me when I heard I had to leave my native country for a completely new world. One of the biggest experiences I have had was coming to the United States of America. Originally, I thought about only having one home, that is in Gujarat, India, but I never realized that another one was waiting for me here in America. In the beginning, the experience was not positive because I was missing my family and friends back at home in India. As I got used to the new culture and environment, I realized I was fortunate enough to be here in this country and learn things that I have never imagined in my life.
June 4, 1995 was the moment of my life when a whole new identity was formed, my first plane ride coming to America, which felt as if I was being reborn.
From that day forward, the life of my family as well as my own changed dramatically. Everything would have seemed strange and difficult if it was not for the help of my parents. They supported me throughout the whole time helping me understand how this can be a new beginning for me. It felt like my whole way of living stood out - the way I dressed, spoke, and the religion I followed. When I was about to quit on life, suddenly, I started finding my true self. Giving up on life was not the solution to my problems, but I encountered every problem I faced. I remember what my mother used to tell me: "Always try to understand everyone and everything, this way you can be...