An Inspirational Journey // Part I
Updated: Jul 30, 2020
In the 5 years that I've been in business, I've had the distinct honor of working with students and professionals from over 30 countries.
Every client comes to me with different needs & goals and I recognize that regardless of his/her background or proficiency level, all of my clients are entrusting me to assist them in accomplishing their professional, academic and social goals.
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a client from Mexico.
It'd been about 2 years since I last worked with a Mexican client, so I was very excited for the opportunity. This client informed me that he'd already obtained his GED (General Educational Development certificate often obtained by individuals who don't get an American high school diploma) and had recently enrolled in courses to obtain a Bachelor's in Science for Mechanical Engineering at a local university in the DMV.
At every session with every client, I always spend about 15-20 minutes discussing general topics just to warm up the client and prepare him/her for the session.
On this particular day, my client and I began discussing his life in Mexico prior to coming to the US. He told me that he lived in a very rural community outside of Mexico City, Mexico. He elaborated on various details of his indigenous culture, family traditions, etc. He told me about his big family and even told me about some specific traditions they do for women who are pregnant (I too am pregnant so the conversation was very interesting).
And then he told me about the most significant year of his life which was at 14 years old, when he packed his belongings in a small bag and in the middle of the night, completely alone, made the long journey towards the US border with the intention of pursuing a better life...
To be continued...