I became a United States citizen in December 2011. It was such a special day for me – one that I will never forget. On that day, I (officially) became a proud American, and I cheesily waved my little flag around during the ceremony as we sang the National Anthem. I’ll never give up my UK passport or citizenship, as that is my heritage, but I have embraced all things American (especially the accent, which I’ve had for years and years). My mom took a picture of me during the ceremony, which I thought I’d share (sidenote: this was before Instagram let you remove borders!). On this day, let us celebrate this beautiful country and remember all of the people who have died for our freedom, including a friend of mine, Dimitri Del Castillo. May he rest in peace.

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PS These pictures were taken before Instagram let you remove borders!

PPS Featured image via Cupcakes and Cashmere



  1. Congratulations on achieving US Citizenship. I have seen the questions on the exam, and it would probably stumped many of our own citizens. You should maintain your British accent. It would serve you well as Americans are quite fond of that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • you definitely should visit! lots to see there ๐Ÿ™‚ i recommend the summer, not the winter though! hope you had a great fourth too!

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