When I started going to school my biggest conflict was not being able to speak English. The person that was always helping me with my homework was not with me. So I started missing my sister because every time that I needed help with something, she was there and when I got to the U.S. nobody was here for me.
Three years later my English greatly improved with the help of teachers, friends, and other people. My classes were at a higher level and I could now communicate with others. My grades were awesome in the first quarter. Three years have also passed without my sister and my connection with my mom has not changed. I decided to talk to a counselor because these problems were not just affecting myself, but my grades, my personality, and the biggest important thing for me was my thoughts. I started to talk to my sister about what was going, and she told me to don’t feel disappointed because it was not my fault. “We must learn to understand people older than us.” I learned it was helpful to talk to someone else about my feelings.