Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Friendships

Things are going well. I am making a lot of friends so far. I got a few friends in school. One of my best friends there is named Cashmir. She is the only black girl in my class that everyone makes fun of. But she is a good friend. I also have a junior high youth group every Wednesday, with many good friends. Some of my best friends are Lenea, Juan, and Gabe. And I still have friends from Spain who are living in Chicago today. I am glad that I have new friends. I still miss my friends in Spain, but I could I always talk to them. And now, I am able to hang out with my friends now. In Spain, it was hard to hang out with friends from school, because I lived far away from them. But now, I have many opportunities to experience true friendships as a teenager.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Thanksgiving weekend is coming up. This year, my mom's birthday is on Thanksgiving day. My uncle will be coming to celebrate both occasions with us. There are many things to be thankful for this year. A new home and life here in Chicago. And a family to provide for us. Also good friends and family to celebrate this holiday in thanks. My school will be having a four- day weekend for this holiday. In Spain, schools didn't celebrate Thanksgiving, so it was hard to be able to get together and celebrate. I am thankful that I live in America, because now I can celebrate Thanksgiving like a true American with my friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Hardships

Today in school, I had a friend in class being made fun of. She is the only black girl in my class that most people in my class keep bothering. At the end of Arabic class there were two people calling her names, telling racist jokes, and even wrote a note that she liked this boy in my class. Then everyone in class started to laugh at her. I have now realized what it is like to be in a big public school. There are many new things in life that seem to be hard. It sometimes feels like I don't like being here. It has been a big transition coming from a small school in Spain, to a big public school in Chicago. But I know that there is a purpose for me here. I am learning new hardships everyday, but I will always make it through.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Beggining of A New Life

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am 13 years old. I was born in Colorado and  lived in Spain for 12 years. My parents are missionaries who travel around often. I have just moved back to Chicago, where my parents lived before. Now I am learning new experiences of American culture. I'm making good friends, and I am happy in my neighborhood. My dad is working with a church, and my mom is working in a nurse's office in a school. My brother and I go to Volta Elementary School. My brother, Nicolas, is in 5th grade, and is pretty happy in his new home. I am in 8th grade, and thinking about going to Vonsteuben High School. My family is working hard to support our new home. I am happy that I live here, and I am excited about the future here in Chicago.