Mauricio Luciche, Venezuela, ESOL Writing V
Since I was 10 years old, all I’ve wanted was for my country Venezuela to get better so I could just go back home. I moved to Houston when I was 10 years old and all I wanted was to go back. I spent 5 years here until I finally made the decision to go back to my country. For the first time in a while I was finally at peace and happy. Even though I struggled back in my country, I felt at peace.
Back in Venezuela I finished my high school and met the most important people in my life. My friends made me feel welcomed and loved. I remember them saying they couldn’t understand why I was there if I had the chance to live in the United States. I’ve always told them that Venezuela is the place where I am happy. There I just feel welcomed and feel like people care and respect me. Regardless of the struggles that I felt in Venezuela, I missed the happiness that I felt there during the five years in the USA.
Even though I was happy in Venezuela, my country is not in the condition for me to prosper and have a good decent life. For example, in Venezuela we have shortages of food, electricity, and water. Luckily, my family had the resources to obtain these necessities, but we still struggled just like anybody in a third world country. Therefore, I decided to leave in order to look after myself and my future.
I want my country to get better, and that’s why every month I send food and medicine to my family and different charities in my country. Even though it is a small contribution, I feel I can make a difference. I believe my country can get better and I would try my best to help in any way I can.
In conclusion, I believe that people can make a difference even if it is in the smallest of contributions. I believe people can help each other in order to make things happen. I keep Venezuela in my mind; I will never forget my country and it will always be my home. I believe in Venezuela.