People think I am very weird, they do not understand why I do the things I do. In fact I was just at the United States Embassy in Beijing, I was applying to get my american visa. The guy that interviewed me looked puzzled, he could not understand what was happening. He was very surprised because I was Mexican, lived in the United States for ten years, had an engineering degree and now lived in China teaching English. It was almost as if he was asking me: Why didn't you just stay in the US? Why are you working as a teacher when you can make a lot more money as an engineer? Even my mom is very confused by me she doesn't understand why I live so far and why I want to teach. She wants to come home have a normal job and get a husband. So I am going to take this assignment and make it my chance to explain why I do the things i do and hopefully someone will read and understand what is on my mind and my heart.
What is my vision ? I think it is difficult to explain my vision in a couple of words so I will write about the things that inspire me every day to keep going. I love to travel, I love to see the world and experience the amazing things the world has to offer, sometimes along the way in my travels I see things, things that sometimes change my point of view or that help me be grateful and sometimes i even see things that make me angry, that make me wish i could do something about it and that i could help somehow. My favorite thing about traveling is not visiting beautiful places, although i do love that part too, but the people i meet along the way. It is amazing how much I learn from random people and how much people can change you, sometimes you become great friends with the people you meet along the way but sometimes its just that one look that you exchanged with a stranger that makes you think about all the good and bad things around you.
Ever since I did my community service in high school, I knew i wanted to continue helping. I want to help. My vision is: I want to be able to live a comfortable life in a nice and safe community, have a job that I enjoy and a family that I love. I want the same for everyone, I believe that if we work together we can make the world a better place.
How will being a correspondent help me achieve my vision? It can help me help.Voices of Our Future Application: Your Vision