Personal Narrative: Moving Into A New Country

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Approximately six years ago, my family and I moved from the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Maryland, United States. Our move into the new country was an immense adjustment for my family and me, as we were presented with rapid cultural and social changes that were at times overwhelming. Moving into our new home in the City of Takoma Park often referred to as the “Azalea City” my siblings and I feared the new culture and lifestyle that was our new reality. Nonetheless as we passed by the alluring town filled with modest and historical buildings we began to sense the welcoming atmosphere of the tight knit community. As we arrived into our new brownstone apartment complex, we were welcomed by the warm and humble scaled neighborhood that

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