This article has been publish in the 2019 CABE journal (California Association for Bilingual Education – Bilingual Education)
I am writing this article to thank all my families, mentors, colleagues and friends’ support; I really appreciate their patience and suggestions. I would like to use a poem to express myself (both in Chinese and English):
When I was a little girl,
I always looked at the blue sky;
I wonder the twinkling stars could tell me
What would be like tomorrow?
While there was no answer,
Just like “life is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you’re gonna get”.
I went to different places,
I met different people,
I learned different cultures.
These are amazing!
Every day is different,
Isn’t that cool?
Some people really do not like these;
They felt stable and safe being together in one place.
I am not that kind of girl.
I like climbing up the tree
Because I can see further;
I like diving into the sea
Because I can see deeper;
I like meeting new friends
Because I can broaden the views by sharing.
I like embracing new culture
Because I can learn different languages, different skills, different perspectives…
I would like to live the way I wanted;
Otherwise, I would think and follow the way I lived.