Mother's Answer to 'What's Next?'
By Lucasz Palatan
It was exactly one year ago when I had to make a very important decision. Those were very hard days for me. My mother died and I was completely depressed. I lived in an empty house only with my sister.
I was working and studying, but when my mother died I quit school and I got fired from my job. I started to drink a lot and smoke marijuana to get calm. It was good for a short time.
One night I had a very strange dream about my mother. It was the time when I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I couldn't drink and smoke and do nothing else. In my dream my mother gave me an answer for my question: 'What's next?' I saw her and I talked to her, but I knew she was dead. She gave me a map. I looked at it and thought that I had seen this map before. It was the map of subways in New York.
Then I woke up and went to my sister's room and said what I was dreaming about. I took my dream very seriously and she did too.
"It was a sign from Mommy," my sister said. "She showed you what you should do and where."
From that night on, I have done everything that my mother wanted me to do in my dream. She wanted me to go to New York and start a new life. Four months later, I was sitting in the plane to New York. There was no way back. I began a new life and I made this hard decision because it was the last will of my mother.