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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Changes

People are a collaboration of various traits that make them an individual. Moving yourself to a new country, full of foreign customs and people really shows you what traits you're made of. I started to realize that no matter where in the world I am, I carry with me that i'm humorous and animated. The flip side of this is realizing the traits you lost. No longer was I able to communicate with people or able to share knowledge on local topics. It was an adjustment. Trying to accept my new reputation and stay true to who I thought I was. I wanted everyone in Paraguay to think of me as the same individual that my peers back in Canada did. However  being stripped down to my raw personality provided me with room to grow. A once in a lifetime opportunity to gain new traits and better myself. This really opened my eyes to the fact that wherever we go in the world, we'll only carry true personality traits with us. Although my Canadian friends know the Canadian Autumn, my Paraguayan friends will only ever know the Paraguayan Autumn.

7 comments:

  1. It sounds like you miss your friends and family in your home country. But it also sounds like you have learned to adapt to Canada although at first was challenging.

    -luvcookiesncream who said this

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  2. Where you live can deeply affect a person, but you will get used to your surroundings and life will go on.

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  3. You provide some interesting thoughts! I agree that we all have a few traits that define who we are, but at the same time, our surroundings place a definitive stamp on our personalities. I myself moved to a different country when I was in second grade, and I know what you mean.

    Yoan Ganev

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  4. Very interesting outlook and read on moving to a new culture, which can be difficult.

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  5. Thank you for this! This is a really interested article and a great read

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  6. Its very intresting article and i know its very difficult to make changes in ourself if you are going to different country.

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