Personal Narrative: My New Life In Texas

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I still picture that morning vividly. Curiosity raced through my mind along with anxiousness, fear, and excitement. I did not know what to expect. I looked at the boarding pass that not only contained my access to the plane but it was the key to a new world, a new life, a new me. My life was never going to be the same again. I recall stepping off the jet and arriving in the Lone Star State. Home of sweet tea, country music, and good ol’ Texas barbecue. I was greeted by friendly faces and the welcoming sound of voices saying “Welcome to Texas, Y’all”. As a young, naive 11 year old from Scotland, I was looking for the cowboys riding their horses. I was shocked as I stepped out the airport doors and felt the heavy, tropical humidity hit me. I …show more content…
Little did I know, it was going to be one of the hardest and most challenging things that I had ever faced but it would become the most rewarding in the long-term by shaping me and allowing me to become an adaptable person in new situations and new cultures. I walked through the door and into my new classroom. I didn't know what to do or who all the students were that stared at me with bulging eyes like I was from another planet. A joyful and welcoming face greeted me and welcomed me and introduced me to the class. My eyes were opened to a whole new school and a whole new world. Throughout the year, I continued to struggle with adjusting to the new school system and trying to catch up to which seemed impossible to me at the time. The teachers held a conference with my parents and told them that I was struggling. I was upset that I was struggling and that the other students seemed so far ahead of me but I turned what the struggles I was facing and what I was feeling into my motivation to strive for the greatest. I was motivated to be the best I could be not only my education but who I am today as a senior in high

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