My Personal Story
I always think that my life is not all that interesting and that probably nobody wants to hear about it but I guess this is the perfect opportunity to think about the parts of my life that made me who and what I am today.
I was born and raised in Mexico city, I attended an all girl catholic school and after graduating from high school and a year in Munich, Germany I moved the United States to pursue a college degree. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. College was a very difficult time for me, after all I was studying engineering because ever since I can remember my dad told me I was going to be one. It was hard to study something that I had absolutely no interest or talent in. My professors and my fellow students sometimes looked down on me for not being as smart as the rest of them. In my second year of college my father suffered a stroke that paralyzed him from his right side, he could not do anything on his own, my family had no money left after paying the hospital bills to the get him the best doctors so that he could recover and my mother wanted me to quit school because we couldn’t afford it anymore. The stroke happened in the summer so I was visiting which I think was a blessing cause I could give my dad therapy and help him recover by the end of the summer he could walk and talk almost normally. I talked to my mom and I told her I was not quitting school i was to go back to the states and pay for school and all my expenses for myself. I had to work three jobs and go to school full time. When I graduated I was delighted to give my dad the piece of paper that finally I was what he wanted me to be, but I was still miserable I wanted to be happy and have a job that I enjoyed. I applied to teach at a kindergarten across from my house and i had never been happier I found my purpose, I could change the world one child at a time. And now I live in china and I teach here and I love it !
My sister told me to join this community and i did but after reading some of the posts on PulseWire I was a little discourage because i thought i did not fit in, but I have been thinking about why I joined and really how I can relate to this community, after all I don’t have a perfect plan or a solution to stop child trafficking or end world hunger, and I came to the conclusion that I am trying to change the world, after all I am a teacher.