Updated: Sep 24, 2022
Despite being born in Cuba and speaking only Spanish at home, my mom made me sacrifice 1 of my electives in school in order to take a formal Spanish class. 😐
Honestly, I was very annoyed with her at the time 🥲. I couldn't understand why I wasn't allowed to take dance instead! Apart from a random hip hop class, my mom was able to sign me up for when she could (I still cringe at the pic that exists of this 😂) the truth is, she really couldn't afford to put me in dance full time otherwise.
So why in the world was I wasting an opportunity on something I already knew?
My mom would always emphasize to me in a very calm yet authoritative Cuban mom tone, "It's not enough for you to understand Spanish and somewhat speak it, it's important for you to properly present yourself as a native Spanish speaker in the most professional of settings and that's that!" So