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In the summer 2010 it all started; I got back from a trip to Costa Rica and found out that my family was moving to a different city and I would be forced to move from Juan Dolio to Punta Cana in The Dominican Republic.
When my mom pronounced these exact words in the phone “ Giulia we’re moving away to Punta Cana, pack your things”. My voice cracked and the only thing I could say was “No, I’m staying here I grew up here this means everything to me” and hung up on her, feeling sad, afraid and broken at the same time, I couldn’t believe they took that decision without even asking what I thought about it.

This was a huge deal and an extreme shock to me since I had lived in the same place my whole life. I was afraid of such a big change in my life and was very disappointed that nobody told me when I was away because they knew I would go crazy over it, but they thought it would be a good surprise for me. It was entirely the opposite.
In the beginning, this experience was negative because I was afraid of it being such a big difference just because it meant a change in my life it scared me, this was a change I have never faced before, having to leave all my childhood friends, changing school, getting used to a new place, and graduating from high school with people I had never met before. As well as my friends, there were all of my pets and my horses which have been a main factor in my life since I was a little girl, and I had never experienced living without them when staying in my old home. I was really sad about this and it made me even more homesick. I talked with my mom and my stepfather to figure things out since I knew I wasn’t going to be able to live without my horses near me. By talking things out, we found a way to r...

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...ause today it has made me who I am, and I wouldn’t change a thing about my life. Everything that happened to me made me who I am and shaped me as a better person each time. We need to learn about our experiences bad or good, as it’s what it makes us grow up and become wiser. I am who I am thanks to all of my offsets and achievements, and overcoming this experience made me feel proud of myself somehow because I never imagined that I would have to face a change like this.
Everyone needs to be open minded to all new changes and not only be focused on one way of seeing things. Everything has a bright side and a dark side. For example, I’m far from my old home and my childhood friends, but here I got to make new friends, learn about different cultures and got to be closer to my big brother since he lives here and before we saw each other only a few times a month.
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