Think about the five-year-old you. Then the 13-year-old you . Now think of where you are today . Think about the growth, the maturity. Consider all the lessons learned . Think about what you know now that you wished you knew then . What would you tell the younger version of you ? Write a letter to yourself and offer some advice.
-A salutation -Must include name and age (ex: Dear Young, and wise, 13-year-old Ana)
-Who are you now ? Give a detailed description of where you are in your life . What are your goals? What are your hobbies? Talk about family . Include a childhood memory (5-7 sentences)
-Words of advice for the younger you, based on experiences had . Share what have you learned (At least 10 sentences)
-A reference to you in five years (2-3 sentences)
Name: Ana Chacon
-I am from Cuba and I moved to the United States when I was 13 years old. My mother died of cancer and I had to move with my father. In Cuba, I had stayed alone with my sister who was 19 years old at that time. My 13 years was a time of many changes, a new country, a new language and I was suffering from the loss of my mother. This was a tough stage but over time I adapted. I started in 8th grade in middle school and met many great friends from different countries. I met my best friend who helped me adapt better to the country. We always went out and visited each other houses. One day I promised myself that I was going to get all the Honor rolls and I was going to take advanced classes despite not knowing much English. I kept my promise and in 12th grade, I managed to have a GPA of 3.7. When I was little I always had the support of my parents and they always told me that if I work hard I will be able to achieve everything I set out to do. They were doctors in Cuba.The advice I give myself is that despite the fact that changes are scary, there comes a point when you get used to it and continue forward. And that everything will be fine. At 18, I lived in a nice house, I have a puppy and a fish. which I love very much. I feel adapted and grateful for the opportunity to be in the United States. I am in advanced classes. I would love to study psychology. I have always loved talking to people, knowing how they feel, and listening to them. On the bus I am happy when a new person sits and I can meet him and know who he is, what he likes, how he feels. This year that I finish high school I want to go to Valencia College, I am already accepted and then transfer to UCF.