I bet everyone in this world holds onto some objects with them which gives them a meaning to their lives. As a matter of fact, I also myself hold onto some objects which inspires me to make big decisions in my life; for example, reasons of my immigration to America. This bracelet in the picture is one of the object which encourages me to keep going in my life. Although ordinary in appearance, this elegant jewelry is one of the most important thing which gave me a reason to move to United States. This bracelet was given to me by an old friend of mine before moving to America. She held an important title in my life because of the supports I got from her from both education and personal issues. I didn't exactly knew why my immigration to a new place was so essential at that time. On our last meeting before leaving Bangladesh (2012), my friend told me about how outstanding the quality of education is in the United States and that if I move there, I might be able to accomplish my dreams. I acknowledged my friend’s words and thought that this could be a chance for me to make my dreams come true. It was really hard for me to leave behind all the happy and sad moments that we shared together back in Bangladesh. This jewelry is like a lucky charm to me which gives me optimistic feelings every time I look at it. This jewelry is a piece of legacy from my friend who showed me the path of success. In conclusion, this object symbolizes my dream of a successful future.
– Maisha Maliha