By Melanie Steele
An inspiring memoir approximately one woman's look for happiness and achievement in modern day the US. After relocating to the USA from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited younger girl rejects the established order and embarks on a trip to find what it potential to be really satisfied and fulfilled within the Land of chance. Her 13-year seek spans part a dozen states, a number of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. via all of it, she holds directly to her fearless pursuit of happiness and success opposed to ever-decreasing odds.Bold and encouraging, thirteen Years in the United States is a relocating own trip and a pointy, challenging examine the yank Dream. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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The highway brings us into a town, but there’s no hotel that we can see. Then we’re past it, on to the next town. I flip the headlights on. Tall grass and small, rolling hills spread out on either side. Little roads branch off and seem to lead to nowhere. I pull off on to one of them. Scott looks up from the map. ” I answer him by pulling over and turning off the car. Outside, everything is still. The daylight is nearly gone, but enough remains for me to make my way down a little bank to a dried up river bed.
I’ve never seen the city I’m about to move to. I must be crazy, to be standing here. But even as I think these thoughts, I know they’re just fears surfacing. My heart tells me I’m doing the right thing. “I do,” I say. And I mean it. THE DREAM We spend the night in a Super 8 motel just outside Minneapolis. My appointment’s at eight o’clock, so we need to be close. Actually, it’s not really an appointment. More like I have to sign in and spend the next six hours waiting to have my picture taken and my papers stamped.
And what else? What am I going to do here? In a few hours Scott will be getting up and heading off to school, and after that he’ll be going to work at his part-time job at a motel nearby. What will I do? Nothing. Fact is, I don’t have anything to do. I won’t be able to enroll in classes, get a job, or even get a driver’s license until the immigration paperwork goes through, which will be months. Until then, 32 | M e l a n i e S t e e l e I’m just waiting. Watching Scott do his thing, waiting for us to start doing our thing.