In school I’m seen as a very social person. Especially when it comes to making new friends. I love making new friends. I could be very talkative and funny. But I also believe that I could possibly belong to the group that could be very quiet and shy. Just because that’s me sometimes. Maybe not all the time but it is part of candy. Some of the SLO’s I represent in and out of school are: - Self directed learner who communicates effectively - This is one of the slos that I believe I represent because even though I wouldn’t always show up to school on time and wouldn’t be feeling good or having no motivation I got my things done, and tried to participate and do as much as I was able to to be involved in school activities, and class. -Thinking critically and creatively -This SLO was a big part of my junior year because this was the year that I started exploring more and was able to let go. I was able to express myself through writing, photography, art, and video. I was able to show my creativity through many different sources. I was able to research the different careers I was interested in. One thing that I experienced for the very first time was, having supportive friends that pushed me to do better in order to go to college. I had friends that actually cared about my future. Before these friends I had no idea what I really wanted to do. I wasn’t going to take any SAT or ACT but these friends pushed me to do it. I wasn’t thinking of college. Cabrillo was my only option. I didn't think of going far in the future. I thought of staying in watsonville, going to cabrillo and not doing anything after that. But my friends opened my eyes. They taught me that there is something good to life. They showed me that not everything will come to you and sometimes you have to get things yourself and it won’t be easy but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. This changed me as a person because it changed the way I saw things. It changed the way I thought about things. And it most importantly taught me the meaning of having friends and what friends are really there for. As a junior I was interested in 2 careers which were being a Crime Scene Investigator ot a detective. No I don’t know anyone that wants to do the same or close to what I would like to do and it’s okay. As long as it’s something I know I would enjoy doing it’s fine. I don’t mind being different I love it. I don’t really claim to be anything but latina or just mexican, I may not be born from there or whatever but it's my grandparents roots, my moms, and probably my dad too but i don't know him, and me claiming his side is not me. Like when I say oh I’m mexican because of my father, it doesn’t feel right but when I say that it’s through my moms side of the family it feels perfect. I have experienced discrimination first hand but I sure have seen it happen at stores, restaurants, and even some of my family. I do see people from different race, not only “white” people discriminating mexicans but also mexicans on “whites”. For example, we all think “white” people are rude, think they’re everything, rich, and all. But what we don’t realize is that some of the are like us. They don’t always have what they asked for and they didn’t have the best childhood or experienced the best things. Not everyone is born in a huge house with everything they wished for. Not everyone has the things they wish for. Not everyone has what you have. And one thing that I learned from that was to appreciate what you have because you wish you had more when there’s people that don’t have half of what you got. If I had a playlist that had 5 songs these would be it :
Overboard - Justin Bieber This song represents a big part of me because this is the FIRST song that i fell in love with. I was a 12 year old, singing about a break up, and didn’t even know what a break up was. But now that I sing those lyrics they take me to the past, when everything was somewhat okay. This song is also something I could relate to because I feel like this song isn’t only something you could feel with a significant other but with your parents. It’s like this song is crying for help, a way to express how you feel.
Spring Love - Stevie B This song represents me in one very special way. This is my mom's song. She would be blasting this when I was younger and up to this day still does, and now I blast it. This song is so special to me because I feel like with this song I could connect with my mom or when I miss her, or we're in an argument and one of us got mad, I feel like she’s still there with me and it just reminds me of ehr so much.
The Less I Know the Better - Tame Impala This song doesn’t really represent who I am but I feel like this is one of the songs that I could actually not only sing along to but a song that I could let go to, I love it so much, it makes me feel 10 times better when I feel sad or something. It’s just so good and it makes me feel relaxed and calm.
Nieves de Enero - Chalino Sanchez This song represents a VERY VERY special part of me because it doesn’t only represent me but my grandpa too. As some of you know I never really had a father figure but my grandpa was always there for me and is still here for me up to this day. So this song just makes me feel okay because it reminds me of him.
Nights - Frank Ocean This song reminds me a lot of my friends. This is a song that I can sing with my friends, a song that we all love and can sing along to when we’re together. This is a dong that whenever I’m not feeling okay, it makes me feel okay because it reminds me of the amazing friends I have, and appreciate me. My goals for the next two years and all the years coming are to be as happy as can be at all times, to understand that sometimes we just need to shake things off and it’s okay to not feel okay sometimes. I don’t think my peers can help with it but help me improve some of my other goals like eat healthier and do good in school, that would make me happier which will help me with one of my major goals. Coming in as a senior I want people to know that I have changed and accept those changes. It might be changed that they don’t like but those changed are the ones that make me who I am today and them accepting who I am will only help myself keep growing.