My dad is about to get jobless.
Please read my story. I'm an
international student coming from the hardships of being raised in a
complicated, violent and poor environment in Mexico. My dad always works hard
and sometimes I don't see him after days because his work is demanding, my mom
couldn't study after high school because her family didn't had the funds to
send her to college so she had to get a job as an industry laborer in order to help
her house income. Ever since I was born my mom stopped working to take care of
me and my siblings but she still sold products to help my dad with the burden.
Even though we always have lived like this we are still very happy with each
other and my parents have always had in mind that sending me to make a college
degree was important because they
want me to get higher in life then they could ever do, this is why they spent
in good education for us above all.
Right now I'm a Freshman at NMSU in New Mexico and tuition is very costly and forces me to work while studying, my parents had to shorten the house costs even more for me to be able to attend a good school in the US, my degree is a Bachelor of Studio Arts and even when many people think that arts are not productive, that they produce jobless people, that are easy and that they are not real careers I think them wrong; this is what I love to do, I've been drawing (good) since I was six and painting since I was eleven, this is my passion and was my escape when the violence worsened around my environment and around the streets I once used to walk so calmly, and even though I may not change the world or make it a better place I want for people who see my works in the future to feel that same peace and emotion I feel when I do art.
Now my dad is in danger to loose his job among with more of his peers because the company want to shorten cost by shorting specific personal and we don't know what are we going to do, most likely I will have to sadly and forcibly leave school because it will be a great expense even with the loans I have, since I do not have scholarships from the school.
I ask for your help because I want to keep doing what I love and keep learning new ways and new things from school, this way, when graduating I can help my parents too.