Today marks the 5th anniversary of my arrival in Texas, USA! A lot of good things happened as far as getting married is concerned. 🙂 Everything turned out smoothly and I am here living happily with my beloved husband. We now have a 2-year old little girl.
Leaving my family and friends in Philippines was not an easy decision. Me getting married to a foreigner was new to the family. And flying international for the very first time was a scare yet an adventure too. But what else can I do? I fell in love and found my true love in Texas. 🙂
I came across to many challenges here in the US.
Climate – Adjusting in four seasons is quite a challenge (all the time) for me. I am used to wet and dry season in the Philippines. Though Texas has a very hot summer, I started to like it better than cold winter.
Employment – I was worried about getting an employment here in the US. But it came very easy. The challenge was getting along with co-employees and the bosses. I was lucky because my co-employees at work were friendly and helpful.
Culture – Like other wealthy countries, America is a place of mixed races. So different cultures are in here. I was concerned about getting influenced by the Western culture. But I have a strong Filipino culture.
Driving – To get around, I had to learn how to drive which is one of the biggest challenges in my life. Who would ever thought I’ll be driving? I never expected this to come to me. But I did it with flying colors! Proud of myself for the huge achievement. Thanks to my loving husband for the patience and opportunity.
New Family – My husband’s family is my extended family now. They accepted me and they’re good to me. I have the best in-laws in the world.
Marriage – Like any married couple, my husband and I also have little misunderstandings sometimes. It is always an adjustment even though we were together for five years. But what I am thankful for is that, he is very understanding and a gentleman.
As I celebrate the 5th anniversary of my arrival in the US, I went to the mall and had some retail therapy. :p I enjoyed it!