Thinking about My Life

by Luis Fernando Vanegas, John F. Kennedy H.S.

I am going to write about what I think of life after my teen years. When I was a child in Colombia, I was thinking about having fun and enjoying everything, but when I came to the U.S. my life changed.

My reasons to think about life are these. First, why is life sometimes boring? Second, why can't I feel good by myself, or why do some people make me feel like that?

My thinking about my life after my teen years is very confusing because when I am thinking about life, I just see a journey and I feel bored and sad because I can't enjoy my life and I feel like a slave of work.

I think also about what to do to enjoy life. I think about what is the person or object that makes me enjoy life. I think I found the answer. The best way to have a fun life is to work with your family and to spend family time and enjoy the family as much as you can.

Life is like you make it, and you have in your hands how you want to live your life. If you want to enjoy it, you can do it. But if you want a boring life it's your choice. Try always to enjoy every moment and to choose the best way.

I have these reflections because of my living in this culture and this time. Sometimes it makes me feel sad, but I will have more maturing in the end because of it. I know that sadness happens to a lot of people that come to the U.S., so I wrote this hoping to help others like me.

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