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Bday away from home…

Posted on February 12th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

There are thousands of miles away from where I am to home, which sometimes makes it hard for that time of the year when we become one year older. My birthday was yesterday and different from Mexico. Usually in Mexico, my family would have woken me up at midnight of my birthday with a cake singing me the Happy Birthday song. This year I was lucky enough to have my boyfriend celebrate it with me. Also, I got friends together to celebrate at this place downtown where poeple can go dancing.

If you feel melancholic, sad or homesick when that time of the year comes around, try to get people to accompany you. Try to get some friends, other international friends like you and try celebrating it in a new original way. Just make it memorable. Transitions are never easy, but who knows maybe you’ll have the time of your life!

5 Responses to “Bday away from home…”

  1. Ross Says:

    Happy Birthday Laura – I know how it feels to be away from home on your birthday, but your right the best way to celebrate is to just get out there with your new friends and make the most of it!

  2. GoforGreenGal Says:

    I’m glad that you still had a great birthday, despite your time away from home. Sometimes it just takes good friends and a little creativity to make a far away place a new home.

  3. Laura Herrejón Says:

    Thank you Ross! appreciate your good wishes!

  4. Laura Herrejón Says:

    You are right goforgreen,

    sometimes the people surrounding us can make us feel just as home and really happy in this special day of the year.

    Thank you!

  5. Dr. Ron Shapiro Says:

    Be sure to support your fellow international students by helping to make their birthdays very special events. When we had an international colleague (who had previously been an international student) visit us during her birthday week we presented her with a surprise birthday cake which featured her country’s flag. The website link above points to a photo album produced from her birthday celebrations (actually we had 3 celebrations for her).

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