Karla Quinones Narrative Essay
It’s not easy being young and living on your own, trust me, I know and I’ve hard to learn some things the hard way. I’m going to begin my story by telling you how i come to live on my own. It was 2006 and I had just graduated high school. My mother and father have often said that they were going to sell the house and move back to Puerto Rico, but were just waiting till both I and my brother finished high school. So of course with my luck it happened just like that; as soon as I graduated my mother had the for sale sign up and two weeks later she had already sold it.
I was the first to leave, it was a little sad just for the fact that I couldn’t say good bye to everyone I knew. I left with very few people knowing what was going on like if it was a secret mission out of the James Bond movies, but in a way very excited. I’ve always loved going to Puerto Rico my whole family lives over there.
I never got the chance to grown up with my cousins and aunts like everyone else I knew, that was one thing I was most jealous about when I was a child and I often think back sometime and wonder what if I had never came to Florida and just stayed in Puerto Rico?
I believe things happen for a reason, and I think the reason why my parents both wanted to come to the United States was for a good life. There’s a very high crime rate in Puerto Rico both of my parents grew up around that and for sure didn’t want that kind of life for their children.
For me there are pros and cons my only con is that I wasn’t able to grown up with my family. But out of the outcome comes a very important pro going to college I don’t think I’ll be doing what I’m doing now if I was still in Puerto Rico I don’t know I could be wrong but for me I think here in Orlando is where I belong.
I’ve grown up a lot since leaving my mother’s house with just one suitcase and two hundred dollars in my pocket and I’m very grateful for the things I have and the people I...