I am Healson, come from Chinese mainland. As the same as other new immigrators, there is a torrent of challenges waiting for me. It is a new beginning of my life and I have to face a new world.
I was a teacher in China before immigrated, teaching computer science in a secondary school. That’s a steady job with not bad salary. Lots of others admire me. But I still choose the way to immigrate Canada for my new living after thought over and over. Some people like to live steadily, living in the same city, doing the same job, face the same problems. They are satisfied easily if nothing molests them and nothing changes. On the contrary, the others like change, facing different challenges, thinking about different problems, tasting different lives. And I think I belong to the latter.
In fact, to immigrate other country is one of my dreams. As a child, I was eager to visit other country. They are very beautiful via seeing though TV programs. And now, I make the dream true, but lots of problems wait for myself to solve. I have to find a place to settle down, have to seek a job to support my family, have to improve my English to communicate with the local people… A torrent of living problems is standing in front of me. But I cannot complain, because it is my choice.
At the beginning, I regret my decision until I got my present job. When getting the money that can support the base payout of my family, I have the calm mood to think over my situation and find my hope again. Now that I choose this way, I should go down step by step. Suddenly, I remember an old saying that I trust much, ‘let bygones be bygones, no one can catch the past, and no one knows what will happen in the future, so treasure today and enjoy it.
And, I think, the different lives, different challenges are the things I go after. The experience is treasure for my life possibly. Consequently, to treasure today is what I should do.