El Salvador: My Life

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Fortunate, is what I call myself because I have a better life than most of my extended family. I was born and raised in El Salvador up until the age of six. When my parents decided that my brother and I would have a better future here in the United States. My parents left everything behind in El Salvador to give my siblings and I a better opportunity in education and life itself. Though my parents had to leave most of their family behind to provide for us, they have done it without second-guessing. My brother was eight and I was six when we ventured out into an unknown path with our mother to our better future. After we arrived from El Salvador, my father tried everything to make us feel at home. His efforts, at the time, were not enough. I missed my family, friends, my home, but most importantly my freedom.
Those six years that we lived in El Salvador were the best years of my life, thus far. The simple life we lived surrounded by family and friends, is the life that I longed for since our arrival. Almost seven months later we moved from an apartment complex to a house. My father 's efforts to help us feel more comfortable and at home continued. With the new house came our first year
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With the help of relatives, we learned English and from then on we felt like the world was at our feet. The feeling of being able to completely understanding what someone is saying and having the ability to respond properly became my new favorite thing. Once we learned English many doors opened up for my brother and I. We were moved from ESL classes to regular classes so that we could further our knowledge. The first two years of school in the U.S. for me were spent trying to learn English, while my classmates were working on learning to write properly. Those years set me back a little and to this day the effects are noticeable when I am in English
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