Yesterday marked the first anniversary with my current employer. This year has really flown by, but that along with the question from yesterday’s meme about what I would whisper to myself if I could go back in time, put me in a retrospective mood.
Humans by nature reject change; I seem to do pretty well with it. I moved to the U.S. when I was 16 and that was a huge change. I did not know the language, did not have any friends, did not have any money of my own and felt very much alone. It was a difficult adjustment because back then there was no Internet, so I had no contact with my old friends except for 2 letters I received.
I learned English, went to school, made a good friend there, got a job and just lived through the whole ordeal. But I was able to manage change. Looking back this was a change for the better because in America I had a lot more opportunities available to me than I did back in Colombia.
About a year ago the decision was made to take this job in Michigan and move from Chicago, which had been my hometown in the US for 10 years. Again, leaving everything behind I moved up here… only this time I left my family behind in Chicago. A lot of you do not know this and I had waited until all the legal stuff was final, which it is now, but something else that was changed in this process was my marriage. I was married when I first came to Michigan, I will probably not talk about it here ever because it really involves 2 people and unless you have both points of view, I don’t think its fair. I thought I was coming here to start a family and it was hard when that dream ended.
Now things are all settled, I am staying in Michigan at least for now. I have done a lot more changing; I have been born again, and started a new path in my life. The cool thing is that I do not feel alone, for the first time in my life I do not feel alone. Don’t get me wrong, I have a wonderful family and wonderful friends, but sometimes even with all of them around me, I would still feel alone. Now that I am a Christian I feel that positive presence in my life always.
But enough about me, I want to hear about you… what would you consider the biggest change in your life? Or if you have not had something like that happen, what would you like to change in your life right now?