MAGNUS ALPHA FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
Lourdes is a symbol of strength, resilience and selflessness. Lourdes is defined unconditional love.
I AM my own Lourdes; I came to this country 10 years ago with a permanent visa and then 2 years after became a citizen, I came here for the same reasons many immigrants come to The United States; Love, new opportunities, adventures, and curiosity about what life could be in America. In Colombia & Spain I had a stable life and a great education, but i was seeking more in life and a fresh perspective.
Like every immigrant, I had a hard time engaging a new life for myself and my future without forgetting where I came from. Not having any kind of family help was one of the most painful experiences I ever had, and i knew i needed to get my mind straight up to get done everything I wanted in order to survive by my own, and I DID IT!
Today I can say all that made me stronger and made me the person I am. Everyday is a challenge to me but I also know hard work and perseverance will make you accomplish everything you want out of life and will take you far really far.