30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, impressions of a kid born in the Soviet Union.

30 Years ago, today, 5 year old me, living in Soviet Union, had no idea how the world around me was about to change. It took several years for the former Soviet Block to start its dissolution after this historical event. I just have this vivid memory of a life before and after, something in the air felt differently. Because…

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About my Estimate Completion Date

Last week, I checked my case status online via my Account on USCIS’ website . I went to processing time tab, then selected the form I applied for, in my case it’s form N-400 Application for Naturalization in office service of Brooklyn, NY. You have a long dropdown menu available, and you can basically select…

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Five-year anniversary as a green card holder

This month marks the 5-year anniversary of obtaining my green card. I can’t express how amazing it felt, in April 2014, when I received this little whitish-green plastic card in the mail. I remember exactly where I was: back then I was living in the Gloucester building, Upper West Side, and my doorman handed the…

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From Haiti to the United States

I am so happy that Reginald agreed to share his story on today’s post. Interestingly, Reggie and I virtually met when I used to Livestream on Periscope. We became friends since, and I have to admit, should meet in person way more often. How was life in Haiti like?   The best part about living in…

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From the French Riviera to the Canadian Grand North.

I am very excited to introduce you to my long time friend Gérard whom I met in High School, back when we both lived and studied in France. He is now living and working in the Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada. On my side, I am still living and working in New York City.…

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for starting this Journey with me. I realize that processing life-changing events via writing does a lot of good. This is why I decided to start this blog focusing on thoughts, inspiration and the process of change in life as I expect it to happen to me in the near future. I believe that…

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