Changes

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What is life in the other half of the world? Sometimes a person must move to a different country to have a better future. My life has changed in both positive and negative ways because I came to the United States, mostly my education, my extended family, and missing my country.

One positive change is my education, because now I learn about other cultures, I have a greater variety of subjects and I do not worry about learning things from a dictatorial government; my education is a positive change because I’m learning things that I didn’t know. One negative change is that I miss my extended family; I miss the people I grew up with, like my cousin Sebastian, I walked away from my little brother; It saddens me not to be able to share this experience with them; my extended family is a negative change because I’ve never been so far apart from the people I love. Another negative change is that I miss my country, I miss eating delicious Venezuelan food like “Queso Llanero” (White Cheese) and “pescado frito con bollitos y tajadas” (fried fish with fresh corn rolls and plantains). I miss seeing the beautiful sun illuminating the beaches; missing my country is a negative change because I left everything to come here.

In conclusion, my education, my extended family, and missing my country have changed in positive and negative ways. These changes are necessary in order for me to have a better future.

*Note: Name and photo changed to protect child’s identity

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