Personal Narrative Essay: My Journey To See The World

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I was born in Seoul, South Korea. My younger brother and I were raised up in a happy family. My mom used to tell me to be strong, and wise. Based on her life experiences, she wanted me to live better than her life, as most of moms do. My both parents raised me independently. They encouraged and supported me to see the big world. This actually made me a little bit lonely in my teenage years, but strong. I was used to being alone, doing things and making decisions on my own since I was little travelling in all different countries. I used to think about my future. Living in many countries, my dreams and thoughts about my future have changed a lot. Many things I have experienced in other countries have been very valuable. I had a lot of hard work, …show more content…
It was a great experience. I was very nervous, as I only spoke a little bit of English, and was my first time going to another country by myself. Everything was strange, but interesting. I could start to see the world through this experience. I learned how to get along with people from all different countries and cultures. I wanted to study abroad and experience more other countries. Then I went back to Korea with passion for my future. I told my dad that I wanted to travel the world and experience more. Later, as an adolescent, I was more likely to get away from home, and explore the world. It was the most exciting thing in my life back then. After my parents and I discussed studying abroad, they allowed me to go and study. The first country I moved to was Vancouver Island, Canada. Unlike the big city where I grew up in Korea, the place I resided in was a small town. I was struggling with the new environment and new people but soon I adapted and learned how to overcome difficulties by myself. At that time, I desperately felt the importance of parents and family. As time passed, I graduated from high …show more content…
While I was working at the acupuncture clinic, I was preparing to apply for a permanent resident card, and I knew it was not easy. Because of my studying abroad in the past, I lost a chance to apply for my green card under my parents until the age of 21. Therefore, I had to do on my own. I could not rely on my student visa any longer. One of my dad’s friends, who was an army retiree, recommended me to join the military. That was one of the fastest ways to get a citizenship through MAVNI Program. I wanted to challenge myself again before I turned 30, and my decision was joining military. I joined the Army, and shipped out on October 27, 2015. I was very nervous, and worried about my military life. I never thought of going into the Army, but, now that I

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