Natalie is my name and I am a high school student in Austin, TX. Something you should know about me is that family is everything. I live with my mom and my big brother, who I believe is really smart. Three years ago I was faced with the challenge to move away from my previous home of Brownsville to a new life in Austin. I feel as though this move has made me less close to the family and friends who shaped my life. Now I live 6 hours away from my tias, tios, primas, and my dad. Brownsville was my home for 14 years and Austin for the last three years. I miss Brownsville so much.
I don’t really like school, though if I had to pick one subject that I enjoy it would be science. I think the study of the Earth and stars in really interesting. I am pretty good at reading. My mom has a master’s in reading, so she has taught me a lot.
One aspect of the survey that I think is important is the topic of dropping out of high school. In my family, my dad was a dropout. Even though he dropped out, my dad makes a lot of money and is successful in his career. However, he’s always tells me that I have to go to college because he has to work hard and he doesn’t really like his job. So, he thinks that if I go to college then it will be easier on me to find a job. That way, I won’t have to struggle like he did in the past.