To let go of where one is
In anticipation of going somewhere new!
To have the courage to
Face the unknown!
To be a dreamer
Searching for the new
Respecting where one comes from
But excited by the prospect of something new!
To be curious
To seek what’s on the other side
Not content with the status quo
Willing to accept the discomfort of change
And starting over
And tolerating feeling lost at times
And homesick too
To see the potential
To want to have new experiences
Realizing that there is so much
That is unknown
To be naive
Not anticipating all the challenges
Or just being so drawn to something new
That one is willing to accept
The challenge and discomfort
To be an immigrant
A blend of courage and naiveté!
Building on the past
February 26th, 2013