A Second First Impression

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164563_1661289625529_1635840011_1516832_2700821_n.jpgOverlooking the waves of the ocean with the sun in my face…oh Mexico, how I could get used to you.However, Mexico wasn’t always like this for me. I’ve been here before, but my first impressions weren’t as good as the ones that I have now. You need to understand that the last time I was here, it was because my family went on a vacation during winter break to sunny San Diego, California. On New Years Day, we decided to walk over the border into Tijuana. For a fourteen year old girl that was living in a town with the population of 1500, this was culture shock to the biggest extreme.I’ll admit, I didn’t want to be there. With street vendors constantly wanting you to buy their things, and people shouting things at you, I told myself that I was never going back to Mexico…ever. It’s in those moments when you tell yourself you’re never going to do something, when something comes up and you have to do it.Now I’m back here in Mexico for 4 months. I’ve only been here for what’ll be my 5th day, and I’m LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute)ly loving every minute of it. It’s funny to think that just a few years ago, I was dreading this place. Sometimes all you need to do is take a second look at things, and have a more open mind to see how wonderful the things that are around you really are. It might take a lot of courage, and a leap of faith, but it’ll turn out for the best. There’s nothing to be scared about in Mexico unless you tell yourself otherwise.167581_10150092126380789_511115788_6057980_4239705_n.jpgSarah, a School of Leadership Student living in Mexico

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: January 28th, 2011