I can’t believe June is already here. This year is going by in full force. For those of you who don’t know, June is Immigrant Heritage Month.
I am proud to say that I am a child of immigrants. My parents are from Nigeria. I am the first generation America.
I wanted to share why I am proud of my immigrant heritage.
Nigeria is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are hundreds of different languages, tribal groups, foods, and more. My culture plays a huge role in who I am. It sets me a part from other Americans. It teaches me about respect and honor, etiquette, mannerisms, and so forth. I would not change it for the world.
Best of Both Worlds
Being an immigrant’s child, I have the opportunity to grasps two cultures. Even though Nigerian values have shaped me, I am also influenced by American values as well. I can almost pick and choose what aspect of each culture I want to take from.
3. Work Ethic
Essentially, my family came to America for a better life. They instilled in me a value for education that I may not have had if they weren’t immigrants. Growing up Nigerian, I felt inherently obligated to succeed, to crown all of my parent’s efforts into success. My parent’s journey to America will not be in vain in Jesus name.
Those are my top 3 reasons for loving my heritage. If you would like more posts relating to these topics, let me know in the contact comment section.