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My Beginning   Leave a comment

Well let’s get something clear before we move forward. I am not born in the US, but I grew up here most of my life. People tend to be bias and make prejudgments based on people’s nationality. That’s why I don’t feel comfortable to say where I am from, Truly I don’t find it relevant to knowledge and life. I grew in a country that I miss, but don’t wish to live there. Is a weird feeling, that only a person that been there can understand. I grew up with both my parents, mostly my mom which she was very hardworking. My dad always had issues with distractions, so when I was a kid he came in and out of my life. I also have a sister a year younger then me, very smart in her own way. I grew up in a town that had less then 100 people, and at the time only had 3 channels on tv. Dust roads and very few people had cars, to american standards ” the colonial times”. My mom was very different compared to moms that I see now days, the mom role has become more of a feminist thing then anything. I know that’s wrong to say, but don’t get me wrong with “feminist” comment ill explained later my stand on that. She will wake up early make us breakfast and lunch for school from scratch. My dad would come to the US to work for long periods of time, and send money back. The thing about the dollar is that is worth more then must currencies in this world. Man like my dad would make the journey to this country to send money back, so we could survive. My dad left us and did not hear from him for about 2 years.

My mom having that drive that we all know her for, decided to take matters into her own hands. She grew up in a family that  believes work is how you survive, and that only the weak and lazy don’t make it. She would make food, drinks and sell fuller ( another version of Avon). Now when selling fuller in such a small town with no cars, well walking was the only way to get around. I believe she walked that town everyday, selling products and offering new products. As we say it ” hustlin”, I hear people say that and I laugh. People say they “hustle” when they have a nice job or get paid a very good wage for almost no work. In my life experience “hustle” has been a word that start from the bottom or literally have no chance at the future but still make it happen. I remember she would do that, while me and my sister would be at school. When she got back she would make what we call “yukis”, is a sweet drink that is frozen in a plastic bag. You would buy it and then rip one tip at the bottom of the bag, and sip on it while walking back home. Selling those for less than a dime a bag, she would make around 10 dollars a week.

She never allowed us to skip a meal, from very young she learn traditional recipes. I was a poor but very happy boy, she cooked all the food from scratch. But not all times where happy times, I remember the many times a father figure or husband was needed. Thats one of the reasons why I am, the way I am. My whole life saw my life through my moms eyes. Growing up with my mom, grandma and aunt I saw how women are kept and taught to follow rules man weren’t. Many times that has been a hinder to survive and also a flaw on my character. I saw a women on my country how they struggle just to survive, because men are in the USA working. I believe only 1 out of 15 husbands actually send money back to their families. Once the man would make it over here, they fall under the temptation and also the great things about america. Like fast food, alcohol and also women, you see in my country sex is very private. Here in the USA I have enjoyed that liberalism of sex, and it has actually help me grow to be a better me. But for people that had not grown up in this country is a disabler, like my dad.

 

Posted August 27, 2016 by Mightymouse in life, living, mighty mouse, modern living, Uncategorized

Hello world!   Leave a comment

Well this is my first blog. I have never had one before, but I find the need to share life experiences and also many situations I find interesting. I hope to have input from many peoples point of view. One thing I love about this country is its freedom of speech and also the way we can communicate. Constructive criticism is a great tool to grow not just as a person but also as a individual in this society. I have grown quite a bit since my humble beginnings, but we can talk about that some other time. Right, now the first thing I want to talk about is life. What is life? …… do we really find the meaning of life in the existence we have here on earth?. In the little time I have been here I have realized that many people see having things as life. I have experience what it is having that mentality, and the psychological effects of it. there is nothing wrong with stuff, is more of how we view this accomplishments. Everybody likes things, but should not they dictate what life means to us. I have had quite of few jobs to say the least, but in many of them I meet this one person. The person that works two jobs and over time all the time to maintain their life style. The questions is why? At the end of the day we work to succeed but when succeeding becomes the only goal, we lose the taste of life. I have met many individuals that have spent their whole life working and have life pass them by. At the end of your journey, what you have appreciated is the satisfactions you will get out of living. When I was younger and immature, I believed living was about having things. Such things were money, attention and also brand new items. I have spend quite a bit of time apologizing for all the pain and headache I have caused. My family, specially my wife has helped me grow but has also helped me understand what living means. At this time in life a sunset with my wife or good friends means a lot to me. The chance to watch my children grow, smile and learn is the most filling accomplishment in my life. I understand that money still controls this world and I work to make money and to be successful. The main goal of my life has changed, now I live to enjoy a good conversation, or a joke and definitely a good cup of coffee. We should search for what life truly is, never quit on the search of life and living. Till next time guys, Have an amazing day.