When I grew up I felt odd. I didn’t feel a bit like the others. One of the reasons was that I was adopted and grew up in a neighborhood with only Swedish people. I studied in a school where I met people from different cultures and countries. I could relate but not completely. My parents had nice jobs and big house, they lived in a small apartment with only one of their parents. I felt ashamed and left out. I didn’t want to be with the girls who were from Sweden because 1. I wasn’t girly enough 2. They didn’t know how it felt to have a mysterious past 3. Something wasn’t right, I didn’t like to do what other people in my age did.
I found my crew, they are great in all kinds of ways but I still searched for someone who could understand me since none of my family members did.
I moved to my first apartment and begun to study. There I met a very good friend who knows how it is to have family in different parts of the world. I also found a friend who like to talk about less shallow things, feelings.
I am so happy that I didn’t changed myself for anyone. I am a very sensitive girl with two families. I speak three languages and have been through so much. I didn’t know it when I was nine years old but it’s good that I have been through so much, I can use it in kindergarten and when I have my own kids.
Don’t ever change who you are, you will find your equals, maybe they don’t understand everything but they will understand more than other people. That’s why you’ll be friends forever.