It has been kind of hard adapting to a new country

By Catalina Gomez  |   From : Bogota, Colombia  |   School : Everglades High School

My name is Catalina Gomez, I am 14 years old, I was born in Bogota, Colombia on May 27th, 2003. I can´t really tell how my first years of life were, but i do remember something that changed me when I was 3 years old. At a young age, my grandfather passed away, and even though I spend 3 years with him, he taught me a lot, including values like honesty, respect and so much more. “Todo seria diferente”, (everything would be different), is a quote that means a lot to me, because I feel like everything would be better with him next to me. Another thing that has impacted my life is my family. Since I was little, I felt the love and care that my family has given me. My family consist of my parents and two brothers. We have always been close to each other and we always support and care for one another.

When I was 11  years old, my family made me take a volleyball lesson. Even though I didn´t want to play this sport, I stayed and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Nowadays, I play in a big Miramar volleyball club, and my goal is to achieve a scholarship to a good university. Volleyball has helped me a lot. It helped me the most when I changed countries, because it was the only thing I liked about this new place. It also mad me learn English, because my teammates and coachonly spoke English.
It has been kind of hard adapting to a new country, but with the support of my family I know I´ll do it.

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