My about me page doesn’t really share much of my background so I decided to elaborate here!
So to begin, I was born in India and moved to America when I was 6 years old. Ah the days of kids making fun of my pronunciation – don’t miss that at all. It was definitely tough being immediately thrust into a strange new place, school in America. While I tried to acclimate to my surroundings as quickly as possible, there were my parents, holding steadfastly to Indian customs and traditions. What made it worse was that I had lice when I first moved so my mom decided oh why not just lop it all of – it’s not like I would be going to a new school in a new country and everything. As a result, I looked like a boy for my first year of elementary school. I guess I’m grateful this wasn’t in high school! It was a tough time especially because kids can be mean but somehow I made it through and here I am, a junior nursing major and future nurse practitioner. While I definitely feel more American, I’m still proud of my Indian culture and will make a point to teach my future kids my language, Telugu, as well.
Has anyone else experienced moving somewhere completely different and how did you deal with it?