I Am a Foreigner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    30 Yrs Then I Became a Citizen

    It took me 30 years to become a citizen.  I kept saying I was just passing through I'm going home soon (smile), well I'm still here and my children insisted saying they were going to change the laws...I am glad I became a citizen because they are changing some laws. ...
    csan csan
    61-65, F
    Oct 31, 2007

    Dropped In The Middle Of Nowhere.

    If only I could find comfort in my neighbors company, They enjoy spending time with me. If only I could truly understand the people around me, and if the people around me could truly understood me. I am 30 years old and I have to start all over again, from the bottom. Or as if...
    MaZ2011 MaZ2011
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2011

    Stronger Than Ever

    I moved to Spain years ago and now I have moved back to Finland. I was definitely a foreigner in Spain, but I think I am a foreigner again, this time in my own country. Things change, we change, our values are different...what once was important and truthful might not be so...
    marialas marialas
    36-40, F
    Nov 19, 2011


    I'm an American living in China, and I am confused most of the time. For one thing, I don't speak that much Chinese, having only been here 7 months. Another thing is I get so many stares by doing anything.....buying something, eating something, doing something. The good thing is...
    relienthawkfamily relienthawkfamily
    13-15, F
    Jan 30, 2010

    I am wondering what she's doing these days,

    how she's feeling, is she happy, what's she thinking, what are her dreams, where is she right now. Why do I hurt myself all the time? Am I hot blooded or cold as ice?
    brobraken brobraken
    22-25, M
    Jun 11, 2014

    Who Am I?

    So i was born in the states (I am American), I lived all my life in the Middle East but I speak mostly French because I went to a French school. I don't feel like I have a clear identity because people always assume that I am a foreigner wherever I go.
    sterlizia sterlizia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2013

    Foreigner In the Uk

    This is my first "share" so here goes.... I am a foreigner in the UK, have lived here for five years now and I can't get used to it. There is so much culture shock, so much alien-ness in the way people relate to each other and how they think - I can't relate, but more...
    Sifaradia Sifaradia
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2008
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