Author: Kasandra

https://www.youthvoices.live/2019/05/13/my-american-creed/

My American Creed

My American Creed

My American Creed would be a strong Chicana, who will get through anything the world throws at her. Growing up my mother taught me to never depend on anyone, get your education and how you should always have your own job, backup money,bank account and your own car because you never know when that person will leave and if they’re the only person with an income and have everything under their name then you’ll be stuck and not know what to do. No matter what my situation is or how good I’m doing I always have to have a secret stash hidden in case of an emergency.

My mom and grandma helped me understand that if someone isn’t helping you better yourself then they don’t have a purpose to be in your life. I cut off anyone who doesn’t help me become a better person. For example me and my father are too much alike and would always bump heads and were always fighting about something. Regardless if they’re family or not if they don’t help you and only bring negativity into your life then you have to cut them off. Not everyone in your life is permanent. Growing up we didn’t have much but my mom and her mom always made sure we had what we needed to get through life. I always have to make sure that my decisions don’t end with me being on a shirt or without my freedom. I am the strong woman I am today because of them. They showed me how to always know my worth and never let anyone belittle me.I’ve learned from them to always keep my guard up because people don’t always have good intentions. You can’t get hurt if you never let a person into your life. Regardless of where I get to be in life I’ll never forget where I came from or what I went through in order to be where I am, I’m super proud of myself.

Once I moved back in with my mom I was still new to ISP and she gave me the support I was lacking and I started doing way better in school then I was doing in any of the other two schools I went to. I went from probably not going to graduate on time to only having two short classes left and plans of going to the community college and getting my Associates. ISP helped me because it’s a smaller amount of students, the teachers actually care about you and want you to succeed. Teachers actually hearing me out and understanding that I can sometimes be a slow learner. I’m sure if I didn’t change my behavior from last year I’d be  a super senior with a really bad GPA and no plans to continue going to school after graduation high school. I still don’t know what I’m going to major in but I’m sure I’ll figure it out soon.