I was a teenager just living her life like the rest of her peers. I never thought just how important a person’s background could be. That was until I moved here, to New York.
I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. So, there are a lot of significant holidays and dates, which I never took into consideration. I never thought much of my heritage. Through out my entire life I always thought of them as just another excuse not to go to school or to just have a day off from everything and go to the beach. I never quite understood the meaning of who I was and were I came from.
Two years ago I moved from my native country to Yonkers, New York. Here a met a numerous amount of people that came from different countries with their own language, their own traditions, and their own culture. As I we
People that came from the same place I came from, that I had things in common with, and that knew the things I knew about my country. In school I saw that people were always aware of their heritage. Now I feel more cultured and I appreciate and actually miss where i"tmm from. Life changing experiences, for an individual, can be seen as a bad thing in the beginning. nt to a new school, I searched for people I could sympathize with. I didn"tmt realize I come from a country filled with people who take their history for granted. Many things can happen to a person that can be a life changing experience. Change should always be welcomed, for a person just might not know what will come out of it. It wasn"tmt until about a year ago, I didn"tmt see the meaning of doing so. A person then realizes they never know what they have until they lose it. You start to take into consideration the things you never did before. The person can mature, grow, learn how to deal with situations, and learn from the diversity of people that surrounds himher. People here celebrate their heritage with parades and they always have a special place for that little island in the center of the Caribbean.