Everyone has a personal experience! One of the experience I had is the chance to go to Mexico for the first time. I was much excited to go and finally experience, myself all the things my friends and family would talk about. One of the reasons I want to go to Mexico is because I want to see how my parents grew up there and go around and explore the place. I’m very excited because I would be able to tell my friends how it is in Mexico, since we’re always talking about it.
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.
I now appreciate the amazing community I come from; there is always something going on, the people in Fargo are incredibly kind, and everyone greatly supports each other. As a child and into my early teen years I often complained of being bored. I claimed that the best thing to do in Fargo was go to the mall where I would walk around window shopping because I didn’t actually have the money to buy anything. I think this thought changed when I was able to drive myself places and found the hidden gems of this unique city. I now spend friday nights going to poetry slams or eating at one of the many locally owned restaurants with my friends.
I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year. Softball is a big part of my life and who I am, but should I have to be as dedicated as my coaches make me be? I am a freshmen at American River this year I am attending school and playing softball. When I decided to play softball I new it was going to be a lot of time and hard work. But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up.
I make every attempt I can to spend time with my cousins, even though we all have crazy schedules. I have weekly hang-out times with my friend of nearly 14 years. I chose to come to UAH to be closer to my family, since my parents and I moved north when I was young. All of these habits that I partake in are because I find comfort, and therefore happiness, in being around these people. These people know me in a way that others will never know me; they have watched me grow and struggle into the person I am today, and they will continue to watch me grow as a human.
Another Christmas, another strange and exciting place filled with culture and buzzing with activity. New people, new sights, new foods and smells, an old tradition of a family holiday blending seamlessly with a new experience. Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. My parents had been scrimping and saving, working and slaving just to afford this week of relaxation and family bonding, as they do every year. My sister and I lay sprawled on plastic white chairs covered with
An area that at the moment you get there you fall in love with the: architecture, food, art, monuments and the infinite amount of things. It is a place where you can travel to and experience a unique trip. Year after year, ever since she came from Mexico, she would talk about how vibrant, and colorful San Miguel de Allende was. She would tell her niece, Maria, every summer, to go and take a look because her words were not sufficient to describe the beauty of the city. The way she talked about this city, attracted Maria’s interest and the following summer she went off to visit San Miguel de Allende along with her aunt, Adelaida.
It was at this time that I noticed family is all that I needed and truthfully speaking all I had. All the times I would angrily talk back to my parents and blame them for the life we live they would consistently respond with “you’ll thank us both one day”. I didn 't notice it at the time but they were right. My eyes were finally opened shortly after and I was able to see the purpose in my parents actions. I started to recall all the evenings we would as a family drive downtown and pass out containers of meals to the homeless, the hour long weekend drives to a heavily populated hispanic city of Eustis to assist the less fortunate for five consecutive years and the nights my mom stayed up until my father arrived from work.
No one likes to travel alone, so the first thing you might want to do is check in with your friends. Mention to them the great news about possibly taking a vacation. More specifically, an all inclusive vacations Mexico package tour. Great, you’re
I got 6th place in the tournament and was not happy but I gained experience and never gave up. My father and I drove back to Dallas and were greeted by the rest of my family who were all over the country and some in different countries. My Spring Break was fun because I got to spend five days with my dad and we did what we both love to do. I was upset that I did not win but you can’t always win and you have to learn how to lose and be a good loser. Spring Break 2018 was one for the record
I thought once I got to the city and saw all the lights along with the crazy traffic it would be a thrilling experience. However, it didn’t live up to my expectations like I thought it would. When I came home for the first time, last year during fall break as a freshman, I never realized how beautiful Iowa was. I remember stating to my mom how everything looked so breathtaking, and she laughed at me because she thought I was kidding. I don’t regret coming to school in Omaha, I’m glad I chose to adventure off because I would never view home the way I do now if I haven’t left home.
For as long as I can remember there has always been a yearning deep within my innermost being to experience first hand an array of cultures and countries. As a teenager, I had the good fortune to travel throughout Europe and to live in Germany for two years. Traveling and living abroad was so appealing to me that I decided as a young adult to relocate to Mexico. While in Mexico I not only acquired a profound respect and appreciation for their culture, but also worked diligently in order to achieve a near native proficiency in the Spanish language. Upon my return to the United States, I slowly began to formulate my next adventure, a trip to the culturally rich and uniquely diverse country of China.
Growing up as a first-generation Mexican American was a huge advantage for me in that it allowed me to grow up in a culturally diverse community. I learned how to work well with people of all backgrounds and empathize with people from all walks of life. However, while being the first in my family to go to college was a momentous accomplishment, the lack of instruction and guidance lead me to commit many mistakes that could have been easily avoided during my first years at college. My timidity and downright arrogance lead me to believe that I did not need anyone’s assistance and thus I found myself denial that there was a problem in terms of my grades during my first semesters. I have since addressed this issue and have worked diligently to
I had to lived months without her and next thing you know I adapted and convince myself they are doing this because the wanted the best for me. It been ten years since I have not seen Haiti. I miss the smell, the people, the ongoing language, the natural food and the atmosphere. This trip is very important because