Three months ago, I moved to Austin, Texas, to learn English. I didn't know any English when I got here. My mother, sister, brother, aunt, grandmother, and I drove from our ranch in Cohuela, Mexico, to our new apartment in Austin. It only took a day to make the drive.
I am in the 7th grade at East Austin College Preparatory, where I am learning to speak English. I want to work in my family business when I get older. We have a furniture store and a ranch in Mexico.
I was worried and excited to move. I didn't know people here. I was really scared at first.
Leaving the ranch in Mexico was the hardest part about the move. I miss my two horses and my dog. They are my life. I took care of them every day.
I don't have any pets here. I can't have pets in an apartment. In Mexico, I have a big house like a castle, so I miss that. My house here is small.
I like a lot about America. I especially like my teachers. They are really nice here and very helpful. I like the stores and the mall. My favorite music is hip-hop and rock. I love to read books that are scary, funny, and beautiful. My favorite American foods are macaroni and hamburgers.
I communicate with my friends on my computer and my phone. I get to go home to see my family, my animals, and my friends every school break.
I was worried and excited to move. I didn't know people here; I didn't know things. I was really scared at first. My hardest moment was when I started school. At first, homework was really hard because everything was in English, and I didn't know what they were talking about.
I was so nervous to meet new people and new teachers. But the teachers here are so great. I really like it here. My family likes it here too.