Cont’d: Attending college in a big city vs a small town

Welcome back to my blog! I am currently drinking cold water from a ¬†tea mug and smacking on some veggie chips. ūüôā Excited¬†to finish the info from yesterday! If you missed the intro, find it here:My experience: Attending college in a big city vs in a small town. Leggo! 2) Cost of living: So Chicago …

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My experience: Attending college in a big city vs in a small town

After praying this morning, I ran to the kitchen STARVING. Burnt out from eating eggs for breakfast, I measured out half a cup of steel cut oatmeal and cooked it in the microwave. Don't judge me, I was starving lol. While waiting on my breakfast, I kept thinking about today's topic. I couldn't wait to …

The plight of the “perfect” child

I have been unfair! Shame on me.lol. I have addressed the sibling rivalry from only one perspective, that of the "none-perfect" sibling. (The sibling rivalry¬†and¬†Dealing with sibling rivalry..cont‚Äôd )¬†However, there are many sides to a story. I was chatting with one of my migrant friends who happens to be the older and "perfect" sibling in …

Dealing with sibling rivalry..cont’d

Happy Monday y'all! hope your weekend was nice? Seems the older I get the shorter the weekends are. Is it just me? Growing up was a trap! lol We left off last week, in the parent-child relationship series, addressing sibling rivalry. ¬†We already looked at roles parents play. How it can be a frustrating and …

The sibling rivalry

I can't end this series without talking about the role parents play in sibling rivalry. I come from a culture where it's common for parents to compare their children to one another (and even to others). This is VERY wrong. Family is really important. If you are fortunate to have people you consider family, ¬†(biological …

How to have a healthy relationship with your parent(s)

Parents, gotta love them. They can be wonderful one minute and annoying the next. As ¬†migrants, sometimes the relationship with our parents can be difficult. They insist on cultural practices that are not beneficial in our new enviroment. Because our ways of thinking has changed, due to living in a different culture, it can create …

The hassle of dating outside your culture..cont’d

Excited to continue from yesterday's topic!The hassle of dating outside your culture. Dating can be very exciting!¬†However the joys can be cut abruptly if your parents/ loved ones are not in support of the relationship. Wait! before you start crying, get upset or end your relationship (from experience) you may find these helpful: KNOW WHAT …

The hassle of dating outside your culture.

Relationships are work. When you throw in difference of cultures, tribes and then parental resistance to the mixture, it is twice as hard. This week is focused on parent-child relationship. Our first topic is dating! I personally think culture is a great tool for self identity and self discovery. However, it can easily begin to …

My experience living in a VERY small American town

I woke up today reminiscing, thinking about my many "adventures." Most times I laughed as I remembered, shaking my head at my audacity. But there were a few " What was I thinking" and "I can not believe I did that" moments. ¬†Before I moved to America, I thought everywhere looked like the movies. Fancy …