My Biggest Mistake Narrative Essay

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The story is about the author’s experience of trying to bring their four pet birds with them when they immigrated to the United States. The author researched how to bring their birds to another country and found a veterinarian surgeon who could help them get a passport for their birds. However, when they got to the airport, they were told they couldn’t bring their birds on the plane and were forced to give them to their uncle. The author feels sorry for making this mistake, but remembers that mistakes are lessons of wisdom and the future is still in their power.

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This story is about the biggest I have ever done. I was 17 years old at that time and had had four birds since I was 10 years old. By the time I turned 17, my parents decided to immigrate to the United States. I had had only 15 days before I flew to Vienna. I loved my birds which I wanted to bring with me. I searched about how I could bring my birds to another country before doing something wrong. I found a veterinarian surgeon who could take care of my birds’ problem. He told me that they need to have a passport which shows they are healthy.

I spent 50 dollars for my birds because of that. The next day, I needed to go to the veterinarian to sign some papers and get the passports for them. 10 days passed, and I had 5 days before leaving. I went out to buy a good cage for my birds which they made me buy. Everything was going well, and my birds’ problem had been solved. The only thing I was nervous about was that I didn’t know what I should do when I got to airport. Only one day was left, and I was getting more and more nervous. My brother called me, and I asked him about my birds.

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I explained to him what I had done, and he said: “That is all they want from you, so don’t worry.” I got less nervous than before and was a little bit happy. They day I was going to fly had come. It was midnight when I got to the airport. I asked some people where I should go for my birds, but no one could respond to my question. It was time to go to the plane, and I had my birds’ cage in my hand. The person who was responsible for checking people’s suitcases called me and told me: “You can’t bring those birds on the plane.” I showed him the paper which I had.

He got shocked when he saw the paper and asked me for 60 dollars, but he still wouldn’t allow me to take them and told me: “They might die because of traveling.” I was very scared and started to cry. I didn’t wasn’t that my birds to die, so I gave them to my uncle who was in airport with me. I still feel sorry for making that mistake which I will never forget. I always have the sentence from Hugh White in my mind. He says: “When you make a mistake, don’t take look back at it long. The reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”

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