My name is Arina Mukhina. I am from Russia. When I came to the United States last summer, I lost the most important things in my life. I lost my friends, my family, school, and other things. I will always remember when I had fun with my best friend and other friends. I always miss my friends and family. But when I came to my new school, I met new friends. Now I have a new school, new friends, new knowledge, and I speak better English. And I am happy about this. Sometimes I miss things about my life in Russia, but I am glad to be in the U.S.A.