I have been taught to be grateful for everything I have and do not have. I have two grandmothers that mean a lot to me. They are both from very dissimilar backgrounds, countries, and civilizations. My grandmothers are the cause why I have what every human should have: the best of both worlds.
I grew up in Panama City, and I graduated from La Academia Interamericana de Panama, one of the best schools in my country. The people whom I deal with are socially known as “the high class.” I, fortunately, have more than a ordinary girl should have and that makes me think about my mother’s mom: Magdalena. She will by no means go a day without telling me how important is to maintain your reputation and last name. Unfortunately, I am not on her side every time and I think the reason of that is my dad’s mother: Rafaela.
A truly source of inspiration is her, Rafaela from the. She was a mother of six who worked hard to give her family food and a home when his husband had a back accident. She always reminds me of the importance of being modest, not show-off and being sincere. Their economic stability was a rollercoaster, and their neighborhood was not an exception.
At the beginning of my adolescent years, I noticed that the “high class” did not see the world as I did. Every time I see a friend of mine being rude to a servant, these words come out immediately: “Walk in his or her shoes first.” I had this conversation with my dad, and he said I definitely had the best of both worlds. I look forward to being myself and try to make the students of the college I am going to attend, walk on other shoes besides theirs.