Fatima Ojeda Rojas
Fatima Ojeda Rojas hears people tell her to return to Mexico but doesn’t let it bother her.
“Go back to Mexico.” That’s what people say to me even though I have lived in the United States for more than ten years. Sometimes, my brothers and sister come home from school depressed when other students say rude things to them. But I don’t take it as an insult when someone tells me to go back to Mexico. In fact, it’s my dream to do exactly that.
My parents came to the U.S. to provide me and my siblings with a better education and a better life and I’ve grown to love it here. I have awesome friends and great teachers. I feel like I can accomplish anything.
I love Mexico too. But truthfully, I don’t remember much anymore. The few things that I do remember are the things that I really miss. Like be surrounded by my caring grandma, funny aunts, playful cousins and the beautiful land. My grandma has a pretty garden in front of the house, with lilies, roses and all sorts of sweetly scented herbs so their whole house always smells nice. After finishing college, I plan to return to Mexico and then travel the world.