Learning English was probably one of the most difficult obstacles I had to overcome while growing up in Lawrence. A city where everyone speaks Spanish does not provide much help given that everyone chose the easy route by adhering to their native language. Furthermore, I had no way of learning in my household and anything outside of that was prohibited. However, I chose to not abide by those rules and it is because of that decision that I am now bilingual. Knowing both English and Spanish has played an enormous role in my life. From helping my parents with translations to making connections in both the English and Spanish world, knowing two languages will prove to be my most useful skill in my arsenal. And because of that, puedo escribir oraciones como esta.