I often wonder to myself , if I did not come to the United States, what would have happened to me? Would everything be easier or more difficult? I came to the United States for my family and for a better future. The positive thing in my country is that there is a good atmosphere, culture, parties, food, and warm friendly people.The negative is that your objectives towards the future can’t be met quickly. The reasons why I would have stayed in my native country is for my family and because I was more accustomed to the environment. The reasons why I left my native country was to be with my dad and to progress in my life. The education I’m getting in the United States is better than the education I would be receiving in the DR. My experience in the United States has been that you have to face challenges and overcome the obstacles in order to fulfill your goals in the future.
I still wonder about my future. Will I return to the DR after I’ve completed my studies in the United States? Will I adjust to the United States and end up staying here? Will my other family members come to the United States in the future? Will attending college in the United States make me want to stay in the US or return home? I wonder if my family will return to the DR without me, while I am studying. These are some things that only the future can tell me. One quote stands out to me come from Sandra Rodriguez Barron. She writes “Always remember that with privilege comes responsibility. You must go to Casa Azul and see the place you came from. Only then will you be able to understand how far you’ve come.”