My Independence day is different than yours…

indexJuly 4th! In America that means BBQ, Fireworks and Beer; lots and lots of beer….Let me tell of a different Independence Day!

My Independence Day is October 10th of every year…

Why is that?

October 9th, 2006 is the day I flew out of the USA at JFK Airport in New York and left America. I left cold turkey, I mean I did not even come to Russia and look around first. I packed and left. Simple as that. I never looked back…

Then I discovered on October 10th, 2006 that I had stepped in a new world. A world that became worthy of celebrating Independence Day. I stepped into freedom of heart, mind and soul. I could not believe how free my life became and how much better things would be. Though I felt it at the time and time has proven that my feelings were correct. Russia is far from perfect and has bad situations at time, but that is nothing compared to the lack of actuality that America had become, at least to me. You may still think July 4th is a perfect holiday, but independence means self-government, self-rule, home rule, separation, self-determination, sovereignty, autonomy, freedom, liberty and I think something happened along the way to our future we live in now…

I discovered something; October 10th is my July 4th and that is the way it is..

Have a nice 4th of July, 2016…

WtR

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