This I Believe
I believe that if you know that what you are doing is shaping the future, no matter how hard it gets in the middle, it is worth not giving up.
I came to the USA because I want a better future. I am determined to graduate from an American high school, go to college here and became an orthodontist. In order to do that, I had to give up my family and friends and the life I was used to.
Some times I feel lonely and sad that I can not see my sisters grow up, that I can not be with my friends having fun, and it makes me wonder if I should stay here or go (home), but then I come back to reality and ask my self (Is it better for me to go back to Bolivia or stay here in USA?)
I have been here in USA for five months and it has been very difficult for me. I am not even used to yet but, I know that at least I am trying to adjust.
The most important thing that coming here has taught me is that mothers are unique, I think that the hardest thing I have to get used to is to live without my mother. I am a girl and it is very hard and sometimes even impossible to be without her.
Now I really appreciate her, and even though I am without her and it really hurts deep in my heart I will not give up. I am staying here to do what is best for me.
When you have the opportunity to do something important for your life, something that might change you forever, something good, it is very important to think with the head not with the heart, so that you make the right decision.
This, I believe and you should too. (Believe in your self). Nobody can tell you what you can do or how far you can get. Everybody has the chance to do great things with their lives.
When I was little and even now, my dad always told me to believe in my self, have confidence in what I am doing and never ever give up.
He reminds me of that when I am giving up on doing something, something that I think it is impossible to do, like live without my mom. It is really interesting, but he made me realize that things do not just come to us; we have to work to get them even if it is hard and painful. It may be worth it.
Everybody has a goal and my goal is to graduate and became a professional, but when you are far away from the people you love and in another country it is hard to get what you want, because you feel alone.
Being a girl and not having my mother with me is hard because I do not have her to guide me, you learn things by myself. Even though I am living with my dad, it is hard because he is a man and does not understand women!
My parents always told me that the USA is the place where dreams come true, but you have to work hard to get them.
When I was coming to the USA many people told me, I was not going to get used to living here, and that I was going to go back to my country. If I give up, I am going to show them that I am not strong enough. We all have problems, maybe not like mine but similar. Why give up when you are almost there? Work hard, trust yourself and above all, never give up.