In society, I’m viewed as a minority due to my financial income and ethnicity. I’m also considered a second-generation immigrant since my parents were the first ones to arrive in the United States from their homeland, Ecuador. I come from a Latinx community where a variety of Spanish speaking countries are different in their own way but relatable at the same time. Being a minority in society has its pros and cons. The pros are that I’m lucky enough to receive full benefits for my health insurance which includes the government paying for my prescriptions, tests, equipment, and hospital visit but there’s a limit to receiving such things. The equipment I might receive will be the cheapest or a rental and if the material is not in good quality what use do, I have for it might just make my condition worse. Another benefit I am able to receive is financial aid for school although this helps a huge amount there’s also a limit to this benefit. I will still need to provide other financial services for myself which include transportation, textbooks for school, materials for classes, etc. In order to provide these services for myself I will have to have a job and with having a job comes the pressure of maintaining a balance with school and social life. Which at times can be difficult and exhausting.
My role in society is to be an older sister, student, worker, educator, and provider. As an older sister of four. It is expected of me to be a leader, by having this role there’s a large number of responsibilities that come with the job that it can be stressful sometimes. I am the guinea pig to my younger siblings every mistake I have made is a lesson learned for them. Also is expected of me to guide my siblings to want to be more in life, education-wise and life in general.
Others view me to be innocent, relax, clam and introvert. I’m a wallflower meaning I don’t really communicate well with others outside in society. I’m very to myself since I don’t speak too much when needed.
I see myself as an introvert and an extrovert. I’m an introvert when I’m outside in society. I have stage fridge and get flustered really fast. I don’t speak much because I second guess myself and when doing so I end up just giving up and not working hard. On the other hand, I’m an extrovert when I’m with my family since I feel more comfortable around them. Also, I know they won’t judge me for my mistakes but guide me and help me to become a better person in life.