Hard work does pay off
I deeply believe in the phrase, “hard work pays off”. As cliché as it might sound, thinking back into my life it makes me realize many things. Things that we don’t usually think of on the daily, but when you do! It makes your emotions go crazy like that moment when you’re going up the drop of a huge roller coaster. This small phrase can bring back people, places, and different situations you might have left in the pass for one reason or another. Personally I think this can be a big deal since I’ve had to work hard and be patient to get where I am today.
I come from Ecuador, born and raised there by my grandparents until my mother made it possible for me to fly over at a pretty young age. My mother had to leave my side at one of the stages in my life when I needed her the most, but I know why she did so its okay now and that’s all that matters.. At that exact time in my life I didn’t understand why she was doing the things she was, but now with time being guilty of it. I came to realize several things that I was too young to comprehend.
My mother flew over to the U.S. with that huge spine across her heart, knowing she was leaving me behind for a good reason. Her goal was set and she knew she had to bring me over the right way or else life over here wouldn’t be worth it. Hard work would pay off with better opportunities not just for me but also for her. “The American Dreams” as everybody calls it. She knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but she was aware that the economic opportunities were much better here. Her ambition made it able for me to start a new life in a totally new country.
Like anything new to us, we don’t know how to approach it or handle it and most of the time we fear it. I came to the U.S. for the first time when I was around nine years old. Not having a clue what to expect, isn’t the best feeling. Not knowing the language became a huge obstacle for me. It took a lot of help and patience from all my teachers, family, and...