I am a first generation American and I am so proud to live in the great land of opportunities. My parents immigrated from the small town Cuauhtemoc in Chihuahua, Mexico in search to give their future family a greater life, and I am and always will be forever thankful. Despite being born in America I knew that I would always be a Mexican American because I would always have my hispanic heritage no matter where I am. Growing up I learned this lesson at a very young age. Spanish was my first and only language as a child, so naturally I dreaded the day I would have to begin school. I feared that all the other kids would laugh at me because I was unable to communicate with them. My first day of school is a day that I will always remember. That day I learned that living in America is such a wonderful thing because we have so much diversity of cultures and people. It’s inspiring that people here are so kind, you don’t have to have the fear of not fitting in. There is a place for everyone here in America.
My whole life I have worked hard to accomplish “The American Dream” to make my parent’s sacrifices worth it, to someday become someone who my future kids and I can be proud of. Its so great to wake up everyday knowing that I live in America, the land that our founding fathers and past and present soldiers fight for everyday to give us our freedom and other privileges that other people only dream of having someday. My journey as a Mexican-American has not been an easy one, but I would not have wanted it any other way. I have learned many life lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Today, if anyone asks me if I am American I cant help but smile proudly and say Yes!
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