Story about moving to another country

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story about moving to another country

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries, searching for safety--perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive.

When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted asylum in the United States, where she embarked on another journey--to excavate her past and, after years of being made to feel less than human, claim her individuality.
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Moving Countries (By Myself) At 18 Years Old

7 signs you're not ready to move to a new city, even if you think you are

Moving to a new city requires a lot of thought and consideration. Moving to a new city is a big deal. It's common for people to move in search of new experiences, opportunities, and change. Relocating can help with that discovery. But the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Moving to a new city should be a well-thought out decision rather than a rash one, in which you truly consider the pros and cons of what you're giving up in exchange for what you'll be getting in your new life. It can be tempting to pack up your bags when you see your peers posting about their "new chapters" in new cities on social media.

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Well, so far I have only given you guys some tips and have shared my experience living in a flat with a lot of people. One important thing that you have no idea how it will be like after you move, unless you've lived abroad before, is your life. You leave behind all those things that are certain and go into the life of the uncertain. But isn't that what life is? A life full of uncertainty? One of my biggest fears had always been of not knowing what was about to come, therefore I hated surprises, changes or anything that took away what I thought was certain. And somehow I found myself moving to a country to which I had never been before, where the natives speak a language that is unknown to me even if all of them do speak English , where the weather was nothing like the one I was used to and etc.

I immediately wrote it down, to see if I could get not just the events but the feeling of the dream into prose. Maybe I did, maybe not. In any case one of the characteristics of dream is that things do not explain themselves, they simply happen. Later I fleshed it out into a story. About half is from what I remembered of the dream, the rest invented.


  1. Katia B. says:

    But we are adventurers at heart—we met backpacking in Europe —and the thrill of the unknown was stronger than the comfort zone.

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    I was a Chinese girl who lived in the countryside.

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