Crossing over

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I like to travel; experiencing different cultures and customs is always refreshing. I still remember my Europe trip, I tasted foods that I had never experienced, the Eiffel Tower was vivid, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa was majestic. Traveling to a foreign country always excites me. However, moving one's roost to a foreign country is a different story. It felt very frustrating to adapt to the new circumstances. I was no exception. After moving to several other countries, I felt tired and scared of moving. I strongly protested to my parents about moving to America, yet I had no choice but follow them. At that time, I did not know that moving to America would be the most important turning point of my life. The reason that I moved to different countries and finally come to America was because of my dad. He started a publication business in Taiwan so my family followed him to Taiwan. After he went bankrupt in Taiwan; fortunately, America accepted us as permanent residents. That provided the motivation that allowed us move to the land of opportunity and start a new life. As I expected, I faced a lot of conflicts after moving to America. Language was a big barrier. Also I am not an active person. Because of this, I still have trouble communicating with others. In the meantime, my mom was in a car accident; she died instantly at the scene. It never rains but it pours. I came here, to America, to live a better life, but I could not conquer the cultural difference, and now I lost one who was everything to me. To this extent, it depressed me, I lost my volition of life, and school grades went down gradually. I wandered in the pressure, and thought that I was doomed.

I set a goal to overcome this situation. I had never set up a goal before. One that makes me ask myself the same questions over and over, "Why am I here in America?” "What is the point of living?" Now I'm trying to find that answer. I started to set some short-term goals; nothing fancy...
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