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I walked around uncertain surrounded by so many people that I could ask for help, yet I would still be as lost as an ant in a greenhouse.I tried to understand people but I was only twelve, nervous and unable to speak English, that was my first day in middle school in the United States.
Five years ago, I moved to the United States from Iraq for a better life, for a new life. Before I was born my parents were working their hardest just for the slightest possibility of having the chance to move out of the country. After eleven years, we got the acceptance legal papers to emigrate to the U.S.A. I said my goodbyes and left behind my friends and most of my family members.The goodbyes were very sad and difficult, but moving to
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As I was putting effort into fitting in the environment, culture, and lifestyle, it slowly became clear to me that fitting and adapting isn’t exactly necessary for everyone.I would much rather stand out in the crowd than to be in the crowd, however, it isn’t as simple as it sounds...and it wasn’t.The hardest thing I encountered was starting over with my life specifically, changing schools. Two months after settling in St. Louis I started going to middle school, on the first day without trying I stood out.I was the new and only student who didn’t speak English.I was unfamiliar with everyone and had no clue what was being said about me, and eventually, I started getting extremely bullied.Whenever my classmates tried to talk to me, my use of words wasn't accurate, and I was made fun of.It was very embarrassing, and under those circumstances, I tried my hardest to fit in.As always I was sitting at my spot in the back of the classroom by Mrs.Brooks desk, she said something to me so simple yet I still remember it “It might seem the hardest thing ever, but the more you think about it, the more you come up with ways that it can be done.” I started by reading books and translating every word that I did not know, and I ended up translating over half of the book, eventually, I worked my way up by watching movies with subtitles for a

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