By Nataly Kogan

Advice to my younger refugee self

Tags Gratitude Acceptance

Nataly parents small vienna30 years ago today, my parents and I left the former Soviet Union with 6 suitcases to try and make it to the US. After several months in refugee camps in Europe, we got permission and began our new life in the projects outside of Detroit, grateful to have food stamps and welfare to get us started.

This morning my husband asked me what advice I would give to myself back then, to my scared, overwhelmed self who felt really lost and uncertain. I loved thinking about this and I'm sharing the advice I'd give to myself with you because we all need to hear it.

So here it is, advice to my younger refugee self:

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