The Choices of My Life: Moving to America

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Choices of life
What would you do if you could decide your future, your life and your way in a couple of seconds? Will you take the chance and risk, or will you sit and wait for something else to happen? I took a risk when I decided to come in the United States, and there is no doubt that this decision has been the biggest choice I had to make in my life so far. The proposal came almost out of nowhere. I had heard about a coach who was interested in college soccer players, so I went to a scrimmage he had organized, not thinking that I could be the chosen one, not thinking that a day like that could change my entire life course. After the game, the coach came to me and asked me, "Do you want to come to America?" I accepted the proposal in no time. After all, that was the reason I went to the scrimmage in the first place. I was so happy he selected me out of so many players that I did not think about the importance of my decision. After a few days and sleepless nights, I began to have second thoughts. I realized how big this was, how my life was going to change. All my friends, my family, my hometown, and my past were to be left behind. Would I have the strength to start all over again? This question was frightening me and the coward within me pulled me back. I wanted to quit, stay home, and go on with my life the way it was. On the other hand, I could not do that. I could not live with myself, knowing I had a chance like this but did not take it. I could not live as a coward all my life. My girlfriend implored me not to go. My parents did not say anything. Sometimes, I wish they would have begged me to stay home, but they just let me decide. Am I old and mature enough to make a decision like that? My mind was telling me to take the chance, but my heart was pulling me down, keeping me home, near my family, my friends, and the ones I love so much. I have decided to leave the past behind because the future is where I am going to spend the rest of my days. "I live to...
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