Only last year I was faced to live without my mom and brother the closest and precious family. The time was the most difficult moment in my life that year and still lives on with me to this day. For 16 years they were always by my side when I needed them until the start of my third year of high school. The transition from Canada to Texas I thought would be simple and fun. However, what I predicted was the opposite of what would happen.
None of us spoke english and the first year was the hardest year that we ever been through. I think the person that went through the most was my mother. She had to learn to handle everything the family need it. My father didn’t want to come this country because he was happy being in Somalia. He also has more
Spending countless hours every week on something might make someone tired, but luckily, this is not the case for me. Since joining the Monacan Band, my life has in one way or another revolved around the band. Four years ago I would have never thought about applying for a leadership position. The idea of having a leadership position seemed scary and different.
We moved to Waxahachie when I was only two. At age six, my mother encouraged me to attend school, even though she was illiterate herself. I had to walk four miles to get to school. I missed many days to work in the cotton fields, but that was the only way for me to find my love for reading and math. My father?
I was a baby when my parents brought me over from Chicago to Denver. Making Colorado my home. When I was younger and we would have family members from out of town come visit and the first place my dad would want to take them was somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. I hated it! It was always in the blazing heat and we would have to walk for miles to get to a sight.
By the time I had started my freshmen year, I had already acclimated to my new school in East Texas that did not have a theater program. Admittedly, the transition without a theater class proved to be especially difficult for me, but that year I was introduced to my first “official” speech course. It was in that class that I realized while I may have been shy with one-on-one conversations, speaking in front of a group of thirty people was a breeze. Throughout my high school career, especially in during my junior year, how I spoke became more of an asset to me that I could have ever imagined. One especially challenging course for a majority of my class was dual-credit Speech.
Everyone has a favorite trip that brings back great memories. My trip to North Dakota is one of my all-time favorites. On the way there it was fine what I mean like is no accidents like flat tire, no gasoline problems and all that kind of stuff. When I was about to pack up I felt like there is going to be a problem coming back from North Dakota and we did. On the way back just about to enter freedom we almost hit a big buck, it almost looked like a 9 pointer to me, but my dad it was a 8 pointer.
Our favorite game to play is cribbage, and we will stay up till near midnight doing so, even though we know we’d have to wake up in a couple of hours to hunt. But hunting wasn’t the main reason for going up north, it more so to have a good time and bond with one another. The deer hunting crew knows how special this room is to all of us, which is why we make it a mission to reserve it for the same weekend every year. We know we can’t lose our room, so we make a down payment to the owner promising that we’d come back next year.
A journey to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, was an experience that I will never forget. Ever since I was a child, it was a place that I wanted to visit ever since I saw photos of it in grade school. It was a book on the Seven Wonders of the World and that was the introduction to the world outside of El Paso, Texas, which was a welcomed treat. I did not get to opprotunity to go there until I was an adult and the drive there was amazing as well. To see the vast deserts expances change on route there is a site to see.
Growing up I always knew my mindset was far past my years. The way my mind worked was different and older than those kids around me, so it was no surprise for me to be on my own right from the get go after turning 18. For as long as I can remember I have always done everything by myself especially school related. My parents are Hispanic and speak little English, making me the first person in my family to attend college. My parents brought me to the United States from Mexico at the age of four and I have lived in Oklahoma ever since.
Three years ago in July, my family was surprised with a vacation to Frisco, Colorado. It was my first time seeing mountains, and I was not disappointed. Ever since we returned, I have been in love with the towering rocky formations that unfortunately do not exist along the coastline of Florida. Therefore, if one were to ask me where in the world I would wish to live the most, I would easily insist Frisco, Colorado. There happens to be something about the glittering aspens and white stone coating the mountainsides of Colorado that I love.
I started my life in Idaho right after I had moved from Colorado. I had only moved to Idaho because my family had lived here and my mom didn’t want to be living away from them. In Colorado I had lived with my mom and aunt. It was just us three till we had moved. After our move we lived with my grandma and my two uncles, as my mom being the oldest she had to take care for five people.