Thank you to those of you who follow my blog and particularly to those who take the time to read my posts about my trips and adventures to other countries. I enjoy writing for Aculturame because it involves conducting extensive research and sharing photographs, my two favorite hobbies!
The time has come for me to begin sharing a more personal experience, one that it is very dear to my heart and that has influenced my writing in a big way; the process of migrating with my family to another country.
Leaving my native country to make a new one my home was not something that I believed was important to share with anyone. When I was younger, I thought that everyone had similar stories and didn’t boast or made a ‘big deal’ about them. I now realize these are the experiences that makes us unique and when we feel ready to do so, we can share them with other people.
The Point of Convergence began as a private personal journal after my maternal grandmother passed away three years ago. She was a prominent figure in my life and in the lives of my entire family. Her parting influenced my writing greatly. After her passing, I began to write more for myself and less for audiences. At the same time, I also experienced an urgent need of wanting to write more about my culture and the country I left behind when I was younger.
The Point of Convergence is the name of my new personal blog and is dedicated to the memory of my home country, while pondering about the roads I had to travel while making a new home for myself in a distant land. The name of the blog symbolizes the place, the crossroads, where I found myself once as a child looking back realizing what I was leaving behind. It references the intersection life between what once was and what was yet to come.
I will be sharing my experience of migration, seeking the American Dream, the internal process of grieving a person goes through after they leave their native country, cultural assimilation and the process of learning a new language, among other topics.
I invite you to follow my new blog and if you know someone who might enjoy reading about these experiences or benefit from them, please share the link or tell them about my blog.
For my Aculturame followers, don’t worry! I will continue blogging for Aculturame as well. As a matter of fact, a new post is coming up soon! Thank you for all your support and I encourage you to leave a comment with your thoughts.