Although I was used to living in the camp, I was looking forward to the moment when I live independently and stand on my own feet. Perhaps till now this has not come true literally, but at least I take the first steps toward it by living in a flat.
When I moved to the flat, it was exhausting even I was very happy and excited. There were many works I had to do, like: receiving and cleaning the flat, buying and installing the lights, moving the stuff, making a contract with the electricity company and getting home insurance … etc.
I will never forget the first night I had in my new flat. It was dark because there was no electricity inside. I slept deeply after having worked a long time.
On the other side, it was very difficult to leave the camp, my friends and the family there. The staff and asylum seekers were very kind and supportive and I miss them. I wish them all the best.
Now, I feel that my situation is more stable and I have more time to do what I wish and invest in it.
For example; I can enroll in a gym, go to the library, learn the Finnish language, cook a desired dish, etc.
The first chance of getting time, I made ”Bamia”, a famous Iraqi dish and I invited some Iraqis from the camp to share it with me since I eagerly long for the food my mother used to make.
One of the immigrants,