Last Thursday I was sworn in as an American citizen.
Am I excited at the prospects opening up in front of me? No, not really. It has taken 32 years to get to this point, and it can best be described as a marriage of convenience. There is not much love involved.
The only difference is that I can now vote and run for office. I will certainly do the former, and very likely the latter. And in the meantime, I will continue to strive to make this a country I can be proud of.