Even though the drastic change at such a young age was a challenge, it has shaped who I am today. In Mexico, my home country, I was able to successfully communicate with others and complete assignments just by the utilizing the Spanish language, but that was not the case on this side of the border. I had to learn a whole new language that seemed to be far different from my natal
In 2013 my parents told me we were moving to United States at first I didn't want to come, I had my life already done there I have many friends all my family living near I could go and visit them when I wanted, then I start realizing that it would be a good idea to get to know a different country and other people. When I got here my thoughts were that it was going to be so difficult to get used to a new place, but actually it wasn’t. I went to many parts of the country my favorite was Las Vegas everything was beautiful there. I got to visit my family and go to other states that is one of the things I will never regret for coming to a new country. One of the things that was most difficult for me was to get used to the food it tastes different specially tortillas, cheese, corn, beans and ham but also here the food tastes really good, food that I had never tasted where I live before.
The USA was the dream place for me, and the land of opportunity not only because it was a beautiful place but also I was thinking of starting my career in this competitive country. I had dreamed of the US since I was young, those big city-center towers, people walking in the big streets and in the streets filled with cars. Now, after almost one and a half years living in America, I still remember the day I left my country. It was very difficult to leave my family, even though I said goodbye to all the best friends. Finding new friends was not easy for me, because people here are not friendly, but in my culture we usually do not make new friends with ease.
Throughout my life so far, I have found joy in being kind and helpful to others, both in my community and beyond. As I begin to take my next step in life and enter college, I hope to continue to act in the same manner. If I were to imagine nearing the end of my life, it would bring me the most happiness to know that I touched the lives of others and supported them in some way. At the age of fifteen, I was given the life changing opportunity to attend a mission trip to Guatemala with my dad. Work officially began on the second day of the trip, following arrival to the mountainous town of Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
I have come to learn three things about myself: I have an insatiable need to learn, I’m happiest when I’m being creative in a way that allows me to express myself, and I have a huge desire to make a significant difference in the lives of others. I was born in Costa Rica, however, three short years later my parents decided to move to the United States. At this age one can barely speak their native tongue, yet I was put in an environment in which I had to communicate in an even more foreign language. I lived in a small town called Cherryville. Soon, I began adapting to my surroundings and I was even learning to communicate with the other kids in my preschool.
From how they survive every discrimination the society has given them down to how they (society) learned to treasure them, these questions have been on my mind ever since then. Because of travelling I was able to seek answers to these question. Travelling did not only made learn new things but it also made me experience the so called “time stop.” Just like when we went to Cagbalete Island in the province of
Who wouldn’t love to go to California? Going to California could be the most enjoyable moment of your life, why don’t you try it out! Going to California was by far my favorite vacation, I got to see the Hollywood sign, go to Disney Land, and get in the Pacific Ocean. I always saw the Hollywood sign on television but now I got to see it in person with my own eyes! It was exciting to see the Hollywood sign but I was grumpy from it being the middle of summer and 90 degrees.
“What does it look like in Mexico?”. That was a question I always asked myself. Then the day finally came where I no longer had asked myself that question. I was only seven when I found out I would be traveling to Mexico. It was in the summer of second grade when my mom had asked me if I would like to travel to Mexico, of course i said yes!
They are in every exit to a city and little small ranches. I enjoy my time in Mexico with my family when we are actually in the city but entering Mexico itself is a challenge and it’s easy to get lost if you don’t have anyone to guide you. It’s important to be extremely careful anywhere you go because there's always going to be people trying to take advantage of
The beach breeze dropped the temperature and a cool breeze drafted through the beach. Sand is like a soft blanket covering up your feet promising to keep you safe. A wave went up and smacked me in the head. I absolutely hate salt water, it hurts your eyes and makes it hard to see. My brothers were struggling a little bit to go into the water.