Teen Ink: 'Moving to India'
"It's just a big, dirty city." The "it" here refers to New Delhi, India. The words were spoken by a fellow traveler in the New Delhi airport in 2008. He was one of many who come from the Western world to India. A typical businessman, he was speaking loudly on his cell phone. I shook my head because a mere two years before I would have agreed wholeheartedly. But now everything was different. I can't deny that New Delhi is big and dirty. What I disagree with is the "just."
In seventh grade my parents sat me down and told me that my dad had applied to a job in New Delhi, India. I was shocked, but I did not want to be the only person to raise a fuss and make the rest of the family miserable. So I said that although I was not thrilled, I was fine with it. Several months later I learned that my "fine" had landed us on a 14-hour plane ride, leaving all my friends and moving to a country I had never even visited.
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