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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Life in the States

My adjustment here in the States is doing pretty good. I thought I can't make it but by and by I am getting used to my surroundings. Life in the States is not easy. Many people will say when you get to the States your life will be more easier and more nicer but it is really not. Needless to say, living here is tough and needs a lot of adjustment especially when you came from a foreign country. The number one adjustment I dealt so hard was my husbands work schedule. He works offshore and gone for 28 days and being alone is very hard to deal with especially during my 1st and second month in the States. It was really tough for me that sometimes I end up crying and wanted to go home. But I thank God that I have overcome it. Next would be dealing with other people. As a new member to the community, it is so hard to understand what they were saying and sometimes it is hard to explain something to them without making them confused. Language is a barrier on my part because I came from a country that primarily doesn't speak English that often. Yes, it was thought in school but not really a daily language to speak and being part of the community that the main language is English, it is really hard. Sometimes, my husband and I don't understand each other. Sometimes, I am afraid to say something because I might say it in a wrong way or I might be misunderstood. Circumstances like this are just one of those experiences I have encountered here in the United States but I don't really regret at all that I came here. I know I will still encounter some trials along the way but I know I will overcome it with the help of our almighty God. Many people say that it's the land of milk and honey but it's really not because you don't just get your money anywhere you want to because you have to work hard for it and it is only good enough to pay your bills and some other things you need which is very high cost. So don't ever think that you hit the jackpot when you are in the States because It is not easy to live here. It takes a lot of work, adjustment, dedication, courage, strength, understanding and patience just to be able to live the life here. I hope you've learn something on my post. God Bless

3 comments:

Cyra Miles Valdez said...

Hi.. what an honest post.. but I agree with you. people back home have misconception about living abroad.

It is always tough and a real challenge.

Culture shock andlanguage barrier are just some of the challenges.

But glad to know that you are gradually overcoming it.

Bryan Karl said...

Hi te. Sus may ka gani nakatungtung nakag USA. Mayta ma-approve na nya to amo immigration papers para Canada oi.

Lisod man jud gud daw diri sa ato. Kuyaw baya sad nu mubalhin kag country mura kag ipanganak balik.

Good thing nagadjust naka... Lisod man gani if mutransfer Cebu to Manila, sa layo pa ba?

Good luck!

Jane said...

One thing I can say to you my friend is just be your self when u go out there and social with other people.

 
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