Leaving for the US

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Sorry if I've been away guys. I've been getting ready to leave for the States. Packing my stuff and saying my goodbyes. It's kinda funny really. Just a few months ago, I was so damn excited to leave. Now I'm freakin scared. Didn't realize how hard this is. I mean I knew it was going to be difficult but I didn't realize how heart-wrenching this would feel.

Maybe because, most of my family and friends lives here in the Philippines. Maybe because I grew up here and have gotten used to it. I guess this is normal. Leaving everything that I've ever known and loved to a place I'm not familiar with. Though I was born in the states, I spent most of my life here in the Philippines.

I'm really going to miss it... and this DAMN SONG ISN'T REALLY HELPING! *brother is playing Nickelback - Photograph* Oh well I might meet some fine bronies there. I heard MLP is pretty popular over there.

I could stay... but I will never grow as a person if I stay here. I need to find my own way in life and I can't do that here. I want to make a name for myself! I guess the most important decisions are always the hardest ones to make. After all, I'm heading to the US to find a new career and a new direction for myself.

I took a trip down memory lane when I walked around to the neighborhood I grew up in one last time. Looking at the old house my family lived in, brought a tear to my eye. Every memory came rushing back to me. The good and the bad. I also took the time to spend time with my brothers and friends for a little Halo Reach! It was awesome! I'm really going to miss that! My dad also gave some good old fatherly advice. Wish we did that a long time ago. How come the only time you realize what you missed and what you have is when you're going to leave it? Stupid emotions!

Well its not like I'm not going to see them again. Its just that I won't be seeing them for a LOOOONG time. I'm not a very chatty person online and I'm usually distracted by work mostly. I hope to change that when I'm there. (I'll also still be in DA from time to time)

I have no idea why I wrote this now. Maybe because I wanted to get my thoughts out. It's been really bugging me. I had one hell of a ride. And its just going to get better! I just want to thank all my family and friends who supported me and molded me to the person I've become. I promise not disappoint them.

Now I'm about to embark on a new adventure in life.

I have no idea where life is taking me, but I'm ready to face it head on.
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Elise2014's avatar
Elise2014Student Digital Artist
Good luck with your Travel :iconfluttershyplz:
6tailfox's avatar
I wish you a safe trip to the state and a great time also. Help is here if needed. Bro fist.
darkwarrior's avatar
Have a safe trip, and welcome to the states.
Coldclood's avatar
ColdcloodHobbyist Artist
Aye - take it on with some courage then fear. May I ask what part of the united states you have/are moving to?
Take care my friend - tread carefully.
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MillyTHobbyist General Artist
You'll be more than welcome in the US! We've got our ups and downs here but things are looking up for the better recently and I know jobs are much easier to come by when you've got a good mind set and work ethic! ^_^ I'm sure you'll find some awesome Bronies in California too. ^_^
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ItsTigzzHobbyist General Artist
Hope everything works out for you in the U.S
And screw emotions, kick them in the face for making you feel crappy. You'll feel better in no-time ;D
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65hdtsaStudent
Dude, believe me when I say this, I had this same problem months ago and I have to say that it gets better once you overcome the fear of the unknown. If anything, life will be better, so don't worry. :)
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anotakuami General Artist
Neato torpedo! See you in the US ^^
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ArtieStrokeHobbyist General Artist
Heading to the US of A, huh? Well, I will officially say: Welcome! Usually I'd say something sarcastic about the state of the States, but seeing as how I'm also moving away from family (heading off for college), I'll just empathise. :iconfluttershyplz:
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OH MY GAAAAWWWWWD!:iconpinkieismindfckedplz: [link] :iconrainbowdashsqueeplz:
YOUR GOING TO LOVE IT HERE! I'm sure you'll find a great place to live and work. oh and most importantly.
:iconflutteryay1plz::iconflutteryay2plz::iconflutteryay3plz:
:iconflutteryay4plz::iconflutteryay5plz::iconflutteryay6plz:
GOOOD LUCK! it may be hard at first but I'M SURE YOU'LL SUCCEED!

I'll miss you while your away from DA but I wish you all the best!
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mandydaxHobbyist Digital Artist
Safe journey.
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JustinTheSpiderHobbyist General Artist
moving to the usa
Bijklonaas's avatar
Aw, I'm so far away from California... :iconlazycryplz:
chibbiheart15's avatar
well it is nice to be in new places sometimes
p.s the gas prices r stupid and the will make u fat in probably one month so yea sorry abt dat
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MoriadneHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, talk about deja vu. ;)

Actually just moved to Washington from Manila last month. Nice to see you settling here as well. :)

Still, to think you're just going on your own, calling it hard would be an understatement. Some advice I learned from my folks: if ever you feel down or lonely, don't hesitate to let it out, you'll get used to it better that way. But don't let it get the hold of you either, you can do this! Always believe yourself, know your friends from your -true- friends, work your best, foster connections, and you're bound to make it okay! :)

Anyways, welcome to the US of A, Kreoss! Hope you enjoy your stay and GOOD LUCK! :)
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Good luck your travel :)
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Cruxifix96Student Photographer
Anime Song Suggestion: Fast Forward - Monkey Majik

You might like the last lines of the song.
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ShutUpSprinklesProfessional Artist
I saw the San Jose part. The traffic can get a little crazy up there, but I think being in the silicon valley is a good choice to help achieve that game design goal. :) What's cool about the bay area is that there's a lot you can do up there, and places like San Francisco and Monterey aren't too far away either.

If you do Facebook, there's a Northern California Bronies page, [link] but I don't know how organized it is. I know Bronies of Central California actually sets up little get-togethers.
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Bubbly-CookieStudent Digital Artist
Awwww, don't worry once you get setteld down here in the Us and stuff your worriness won't bother you so much. There are times where you can go back and visit like during holidays or school breaks. Also you can send letters or Skype to keep in touch
As long as your friends and family know your doing good they shouldn't worry to much.

Also welcome to America! :huggle: what part of the US will you be staying in? :)
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California, San Jose ^^
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
Ah~! I'm up in Northern California. I live in the same town that George Lucas is from.

Welcome to the states, and please don't feel down about the gas-prices~!

:D
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Bubbly-CookieStudent Digital Artist
Ooooh nice :) I'm way across the states in new Jersey.
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atomicduperHobbyist Digital Artist
You will do great in the U.S. Long life to the Pilot
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ElastasHobbyist Writer
If you are in California, don't hesitate on calling out to your fans here in the US! We'd be more than happy to lend a hand.
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