Journal Writing - A foreign migrant experiences in Australia

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The past 24 hours of my life has been an immense challenge for me; yet at the same time a brilliant breath taking learning experience. The only words that could only express my deep emotions would be "A rollercoaster ride" - thrilling, suspenseful, scary, and horrific all at the same time.

Today marked the day of my many exciting journeys. It was my first nerve-racking day attending an Australian school. As a migrant from Vietnam, I am completely unfamiliar with the rich Australian culture and lifestyle. It would obviously take time to adapt to this. Although on the bright side, I am constantly motivated and encouraged to expand new heights for my mind. I guess you could say I have an affinity for learning. However, I had countless of doubts going to school flustering throughout my head. How were they going to treat me? Was I going to make friends? Was I going to be the 'odd' one out? Will I fit in? Will I understand the literature? These words numerously cycled throughout my head as I prepared for school.

I was as nervous as a wreck, and didn't know what to expect.

The time was 8:00 am. It was time to go to school. My body felt like it was undergoing constant battering due to my nerves. I felt like a loose stick figure. In addition, my heart was beating at an extremely fast pace (a lot more then it would normally). It was beating to the point where I could actually see it impale through my skin. However, these feelings gradually swept away as I spent time in school. As I entered the school, I encountered a group of friendly students who greeted me with words along the lines of "G'day mate, you look a bit crook,