Well, you have made it. It wasn’t an easy journey, but it was sure worth the battle. You have been given one of the biggest gifts in the world. What do you do now? I suggest you start working towards your dreams, big or small, they are yours. I am assuming that you spent time as a permanent resident so, you should have a job and a place to stay if not, get to work. Look online for jobs that match your requirements. Once you start working, whether it’s your dream job or not, apply yourself and try your best.
If you want to be a police officer, try becoming a public service aid or get a job at a police station. If you want to be an attorney, welder, truck driver, carpenter, or whatever inspires you, look for jobs and apprenticeships in those fields.
Learn the language, please! It is not easy but it is a must. Don’t let the language barrier keep you from getting that job or going to that school or having that relationship with friends and that special someone. Also, don’t give the locals another reason to criticize and hinder your journey.
Go to school if you must. Look for government-funded programs, grants, scholarships, jobs that pay for your studies, and other resources to make the journey easier and more predictable. Start saving for the things you want and pay your taxes in a timely manner. Don’t get into trouble and assimilate into the American way of life. That doesn’t mean you cannot express all the beautiful things from your culture. Things like food, music, art, religions, ways of doing things, comedy, and your individual style, welcome home.
Not happy where you live? Opportunities are not abundant? Move out to another city or state. You have been given a pass to work and live in any state. Live in an overpopulated area? Try a place with fewer people. You will more than likely find cheaper housing and better-paying jobs when compared to the cost of living in that particular area. Another perk of moving to a less populated area is less traffic and less tension.
If you have children, do your best to have them become US citizens. If you don’t have kids, set yourself up so when the time comes you can enjoy them. If you plan it right, through education, saving, getting a better job, securing a home, and the other great things you do, they will live a good life. Leaving a legacy and more.
These are just a few tips to help you assimilate.
- Listen to the music
- Eat the food
- Voice your opinion
- Watch American movies and shows
- Get into Sports like the NBA, MLB, NFL, Etc.
- Get a driver’s license
- Explore Americas history
- Visit national Monuments
- Embrace the different culture from every state and territory
If you would like to learn more about assimilation, proceed to this article.