I seriously need all the good vibes that you could possibly send me, and a lot of courage and strength.
I’m glad I can finally tell you something new and exciting about my life. It took me only three hours to get a job. A job. MY FIRST ONE. IN ENGLISH. WITH PEOPLE. Do you even know what that means?
So, this Friday I went to an employment agency, I had to go by myself, because I knew that if I went with someone, it would have been harder for me to speak to someone in English.
It took me one minute taking deep breaths by the door before I could speak to the receptionist. I don’t even know what I asked her, I just know that it was in the most horrible accent and in my most nervous voice. But I felt so relieved afterwards.
I don’t know how this happened but I was the luckiest, honestly. After a couple of minutes, someone sat right next to me. As soon as I saw him I knew he was from Puerto Rico too. And he helped me fill out some papers that I didn’t know how.
Then I got even luckier, a woman that worked there, told me that she loved my hair. She was being really nice. I didn’t answer much, but when I did, it was, again, with a really bad accent.
I was so glad when she told me she was going to interview me, because when she saw where I was from, she started what?? Mhm, speaking Spanish. A Mexican sent from heaven. I think I just died for a second of happiness. Of course, I was looking forward to speak English, but if it weren’t for her, I probably wouldn’t have a job. She helped me so much, with EVERYTHING. On top of that, I showed her my photos, and she told me she wants me to do one for her daughters. How great is that?
The job is at a factory, so at least I don’t have to speak that much. But guys, I’m so scared. I don’t want to make a bad first impression and I know that when I get nervous and scared, I get really serious so that no one talks to me. I don’t know how to do this. I start tomorrow. I’m terrified.
Anyway, regardless of how scared I am, I couldn’t be happier and more thankful right now. This is the start of something great. I just know it. But please, send me strength. A lot.
Thank you so much,
P.S. My handwriting and math skills apparently go party everyday because they were drunk. Completely. What a mess they have become. I’m so not proud.