I used to wonder if I would eventually take on the culture of where I lived so fully that I would lose my sense of American identity. I don’t worry about that anymore. As much as I may love and adopt and feel comfortable with another country’s culture, I will always be American, even if I never live there again. I may even favor socialism, but I will forever be grateful for the freedom of belief and fostering of critical thought my culture gave me (and as it turns out, these ideals are not incompatible!)
Leanne Webster