My tutor told us to write about “Is My life in England better the one you had in your country or the one you would have if you were there ?”.
My life in England.
Above all ,when I came to England [nearly] 2 years ago , it was a completely Something for me.A new culture,new people,a new way of living and also – a new way of thinking or understanding the people who surrounds me.
When you live your whole life in the country were you were born , it looks like you know everything about the world.Because your world is just that particular country and people who surrounds you,the people who you used to have near by yourself.You know the way how they think and what shall you expect from them – and vice versa . But when you come to completely new[for you] environment , you don`t know how to act,what to do.And it is something very new for you in contrast of “previous you”.Maybe that`s why people do like traveling a lot,because of the way how they see things- differently , because of the people who they meet,because of the beautiful views of this amazing world they can see, what literally could turn upside down the whole”you”.
When I came in England at the first time,I was like stunned,completely shocked by people around me,the way how politely they act,the bunch of smiley faces,I felt myself welcomed . When I came to Margate, I could not stop breathe in the fresh air from the sea.I could not stop devouring the information all around myself.It was a new world for me.And I felt that the boundaries of my tiny and wild world were slightly pulled away.
At this very moment , I can`t tell that I have a boring life. I improve my English every here and now,I like to talk and cordially feel and share with something with any good person , attentively listen them and try to help them as much as I can.I opt to be very fastidious in the way of choosing who I want to be near with or who I want keep the distance with. I speak my mind every time since I was 20 and I have no idea why should I stop doing that , albeit the fact that someone could name me arrogant or unnecessary rude.I could use the quote of Danny Glover from “Lethal weapon” – “I`m too old for this sheet” !I like the way how it works here – you can choose whether you want – work hard and get money or work less and have a siesta in between. At this very moment , I am studying English and working as a night porter (part-job) and,to be honest,I`m happy. Well,we all have our ups and downs , pros and cons but I don’t mean to sound like a crapehanger, because I am an optimist by nature- so why should I think negatively ? I happy with my life here,well, we always want to make the changes which brings [not necessarily ] us to better future , but generally speaking , I predominantly am a very happy person .
The small role of experience.
As you may know , I still corresponding to my ex-girlfriend and while we are talking , sometimes we do reminiscing about the time when we had been together and she [almost every time] wants to point that out how wrong I was and here and then I absolutely submissively have to agree with her because now I understand when and where I have been mistaken. And she,nodding down,shows me that I can be wrong as well.Well,I could not see where was my fallacy without having her around. And here is my point, I think my life now is a way much better than I had before. Sometimes I can easily sit down in my chair and think peacefully without rushing somewhere and dealing with a bunch of problems every single moment,where is no piece but hard work only. However,having a peaceful life is also kind of trap , but let`s not talk about that today.
Let`s dive in a fantasy-world.Oh,beg your pardon , in MY fantasy-world. Let`s verbalize it – what would be/happen if I were in Latvia,here and now?
Let`s start from workplace – I think I`d go to prison.Well,to work in,obviously. After I was served in Latvian Army , I straight away went to prison to work in,where I had been working for about 8 years,hence my first though would be “let`s go back in prison”. By the same token , I would be trying to find anything where I could find the usage of my English.
At the meantime , I suppose, my relationship with my ex would be renewed ,it would be much easier for both of us to renew our old relationship instead of desperately search for the new ones.I think in a year,max two – we would get married and would have kids.I think we would assiduously trying to have 4 kids , because I want that and she aware of that , but I am not sure that I can play a “boss-card” when I am not the one who will be forced to deal with all it.We would still live in a small town and still rent a flat.
But to finalize this part of the story , I can undoubtedly tell you that I wouldn`t be the same Sergejs as I meant to be in Latvia.
To be honest with you,I don`t want to go back to Latvia and there is a dozen reasons why.Russian have the saying – “A dog choose the place where is warmer,human – where is better”. By giving you that saying I wanted to say that I think I`m much better being here than there. I don`t really want to watch the documentary of my life in Latvia by having a few moments only ,which are glued consecutively – home,work,home,go out with gf,home,PC,game,work.. Yes,it should be a very boring life for me.Boring and aimless. But here,in the UK , I have much more challenges,I`m not saying that I hadn`t them there ,but..the quality of my current challenges is a way much worthwhile than the quantity of the small problems which I would have constantly. It is poignant thing to say,isn`t that? We are who we are and the only future could tell us the mistake has been made.