I was raised in a small town called Joao Pessoa by my grandmother .The town was very small that everyone knew their neighbors and the town. At this time as was single and living in Brazil. We had a very nice house, which I had my own room and I loved it. I had everything in my room. But was a especial place that I like about my room, It was where I keep all of my favorite things, my craft supplies, favorite CD’s, books, magazines, cameras, photos, and my diary. A place to escape when my house was a little crazy and noise. I used to love stay on my room writing on my diary for hours, every day before go to bed, I used to sat down on my desk and writing about my life. I always think about the future. My grandmother was old, almost 65, and I was always worrying what will happen to me after she dies. I grew up with opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth, secure in the knowledge that I was loved by her. But not from my parents who gave me away.
When I was 16, my life changed dramatically in the fall of my sophomore year of high school. My beloved grandmother was dying of cancer. I was forced my view of the world and my sense of responsibility to take a dramatic turn. Each morning before school I went to the hospital where she received chemotherapy to treat the cancer that was destroying her body. After school finished, I went back to the hospital to speed the rest of afternoon with her. Many times I eat at the hospital just to spend more time with her. Because I knew that after she dies everything will change in my life. In the fall of the same year she dies. I was very depressed about my life. I knew that I need to move on, but didn’t know how. Years passed, and I was finished high school. In 1998 was accepted into the nurse school, and the same time studying to be an elementary school teacher.
In 2000, after graduate as a teacher, my aunt invited me to come to United of States. That happen 6 months after found the love of my life. I was undecided, but I ended up accepting my aunt offer and postpone my love history and my career as nurse. I came to Orlando in 2000 and sign up to English school. Since already decided to leave, I had to learn the language. I remember like today, I was feeling lost, since I didn’t had any friends or family here. But, I came with a purpose, to learn the language and make my life here. One year after living here, I break up with my boyfriend in Brazil. I was not sure any more about going back to my country. I want to try the whole long distance thing but he doesn’t, so we ended up finishing our relationship. My actual husband, I met at school.
Close to the apartment that I used to leave, there was a high school, and I decide to go there to get more information about the English classes. When I arrived to school, there were a lot of people waiting to enroll for the classes. I sign in and wait until somebody calls me. After few minutes the lady called my name and asked me for some documentation that was required to enroll. My purse was so crowded with a lot of papers and credit cards inside, that when I opened, I dropped all my cards on the floor, and then a guy came to help me. I thank you him for the help and I went to the registration desk. After I finish with all paper work, he follows me through the exit door and ask if he can see me another day. I guess he liked me. Then he offers to take me home since I didn’t have transportation. I didn’t want to accept. But I felt I could trust on him.
Time passed and we went out many times. On the beginning I didn’t like him, but he always surprises me. A month later, we stared dating, and after two years we got married. My family is warm and loving. There’s me, my husband, and my son. I am thirty two years old. My husband Jorge is forty two, and the 9 year-old Kevin Gabriel is our only child. . We’ve been married for nine years. My husband is a Dentist on his country, but here in the United States, he was not able yet to take his license, so he works for a hotel as Supervisor. My son Kevin Gabriel is the best son in the world. He is very calm, is carrying about his family. He loves to go school and paint. When he has a free time he drawn his family on the peace of paper and stick on his bedroom wall. He is always telling me how much he loves our family.
I am a woman who loves enjoy the life each day, and speed time going to the church every Sunday with my son. Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t like to attend to church with me because his is Catholic and I’m Christian. I believe one day he will change. He always said that his is Catholic, but never attend to the service on church. I think is just one more excuse to not go. I work for a very successful company on hospitality industry “Marriott”. I like my job, but I’m not planning in staying there the rest of my life. My dream is became a plastic surgeon, maybe one day my dream came true. I believed that dreams are the most amazing things in life, we all love to dream and we all love to hope and to see ourselves getting better and achieving more each day. That was the reason I decided to go back to college and finish my career.
Everyone dreams of being something and tries to achieve their goals; everyone has their own resolutions and has something to look up to and reach. For me, I would like to achieve many things during my life such as: entering in to a high respected university to study medicine. Also, have my own house at the beach for my family. For some people, money is the first thing, and most of the times the only thing that measures success in their life, but that is not my case. Money can buy power, fame, time, and much more. But there is one thing that money could not buy is happiness.
My dream is to become a good plastic surgeon and day after day it has transformed into an ambition which I want to move towards. I do not want to be famous, but just good enough to have my own clinic and work for a very successful hospital. Many people think that becoming a doctor is difficult, and I know that takes many years of preparation, but anyone can achieve if they have determination.
Also, I would like to help people that have dreams to do a plastic surgery, but doesn’t have the money. I am interested in this career because I like to help people. Even though studying and working at the same time are very hard, it pays off in the end, when someone makes a difference in someone’s life. I think it is really great to dream and to live my life trying to reach my hopes. I always try to set my goals and work as hard as I can to reach them.
Another ambition of mine is someday to have my own house on one of the beaches in Hawaii. The color of the house will be white and it will be surrounded by a large garden with a few trees. Every morning I will go outside and breathe the wonderful breeze, which carries the smell of the sea. It may not seem like an ambition as much as it seems like a dream, but I would really like to live in such a place and I am willing to do everything to make it come true.
To conclude, I believe with determination and commitment I will climb up the ladder of life and with practice I will avoid slipping, however, drawing a plan in my mind has helped me achieve a lot and will still do so. I always convince myself to never give up and I strive to look forward to what person I would become if I achieve my goals. I hope one day my dreams will came true.