After spending nine years in Pakistan, I moved to an environment that was totally different from the one I came from. I knew that this would be my biggest hurdle I would have to overcome. As a new 4th grader in a place where Pakistanis were rare, I felt as if I was invisible in the classroom. Being a novice in English, I was looked down by other students and was not well received. I sat quietly in class and tried not to look at anyone; yet, the others talked to each other while watching me and started to laugh. I can still hear that evil laugh.
I could still remember the times when the teacher used ask, Who doesnt have a partner? and I would be the only one to raise my hand. I was often upset, feeling that there would be no light at the end of the tunnel. However, I continued walking through the tunnel, knowing that light will finally be visible. As the second semester approached, my communication skills slowly started to improve. As a result of this progress, I started to enjoy the ability to converse with my classmates. Soon, I made more friends and noticed that I actually enjoyed going to school.
Cricket was no more my favorite sport; now, I enjoyed playing the American football and basketball. To this day, I continue playing these sports and supporting the Ravens and Lakers. The doors finally opened for me, but it took effort. Life was complicated during the Transition stage when I was learning to accustom myself to a new language, culture, And customs. There were times in which I did not want to go to school, times I did Not want to face humiliation, and times I wanted to return to Pakistan.
However, as Time passed, I soon discovered that America is exactly the kind of place I would have Want to move to. In America, I decide how my future will turn out to be. It is up to me to use my Independence with responsibility. My journey across the dark tunnel has taught me a Priceless lesson: Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of Consistent work and dedication. I have used this lesson in my adapting to a new Environment as different as the USA and I expect to use this lesson as my light to Direct me when I stumble upon new tunnels in the future.