By: Cheyenne Wilson
- This isn’t high school, if you have to go to the bathroom get up and go…we’re adults now and no one decides when we get to go.
- No more ‘busy work’, we’re learning Spanish…essentially how to live.
- Curfews don’t exist, but you should still be responsible.
- It’s up to you to speak up if you don’t like something, even your mamás cooking.
- You don’t have to ask permission to go out, you’re old enough to make your own decisions just tell your family goodbye.
- If you want to have wine with your pasta, have it.
- But, remember your limits and don’t look like a fool in public.
- You can’t be dependent on everyone else, it’s up to you to get home and whatever else you may need.
- Even though you have more freedoms, your mamá, papá or abuela will still treat you like one of their own.
- Public transit is hard for a country girl, you can’t hop in the car and drive anywhere you want, learn to love being limited.
- Even though you’re off conquering the world your mom will fuss about not talking to you…she just misses you and your ‘grown-up’ self.
- You’re tougher than you think you are.
- Little kids will make you feel dumb when they speak Spanish 100 miles an hour and you can barely ask for a bathroom.
- Respect for little old women who still walk around town without complaining.
- You have to take care of each other, no matter what or where even if that means walking 37 minutes out of your way to take someone home.
- Even though you’re responsible for yourself, your mamá will still come make your bed for you ❤
- If you’re picky, it’s time to grow up and try new things, or life is really hard.
- An open mind can change your experience from just okay and surviving to amazing and experiential.