Chasing My American Dream
“Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles if I could just see you, tonight”
Vanessa Carlton - a thousand miles
I don’t even understand why that song drives me out to an imagination of somewhere beautiful overseas.
I’ve just dried my tears up from my eyes once I write this article and perhaps it’s kind confusing to understand how meaningful this article is for me. It might sound common and ambitious enough when you read this title as I believe almost every single person either teenager or adult worldwide outside America have or at least have ever had an American dream. but do we have same definition of what American Dream is?
When I was 6, my family’s insurance agent asked me as she arranged my education plan “What’s your dream, kid?” then the 6 year-old me said “I’ll study abroad” something sound unusual for what a toddler said living in a rural area of developing country. My childhood dreams drove me to a strong determine intuition that I would be somewhere miles away from those I love, my dad and mom, and establish new life. This intuition led me to The US, a country that I really want to be there. My personal connection with America started from a very beginning when I was playing everlasting famous Playstation game, Grand Theft Auto, it drove me an imagination how pretty America is despite the storyline of the game. And also when I’m watching Justin Timberlake’s MV.
Let’s take a look of what I do today, I am writing this Medium’s article I was pushed by my American Dream to share what I’m thinking about as well as perspective throughout the world whatever it is, wherever you are. I have just made podcast episodes on two consecutive weeks this month and my goal is just totally same, I don’t put a very high target of listeners or readers, I just love to share. That’s kind of American Dream I can only do right now I share something with people there and that’s what I love to. I don’t have to be physically stepping my feet on US soil, but my writing and voices have already been there before my body. But still, my 6 year-old dream is still being here and empower me to live there someday.
Look, those words are just actually what is inside my min. I am really grateful to be here and meet readers and writers worldwide. Thank you.