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I think my biggest cultural struggle has definitely been accepting who I am and where I belong to.

At some age, mostly everyone goes through this "who am I phase" and in my experience it was more about, where do I belong to.

The hardest thing about it was that I didn't feel 100% American nor was I 100% Mexican. And people pointed that so often.

I spoke English with a Mexican accent and Spanish with an American accent and I always felt like I didn't fully belong on either side. I was incomplete. And somehow I had to prove to myself and to others how American I was or how Mexican I was, depending on which side I was at the time.

I think living here and talking to everyone around me helped a lot for me to finally realize and most important accept that I in fact did not fully belong to either side, because I equally belonged to both. And that that was actually possible and that that was actually okay.

I learned to love being right in the middle, figuratively and literarily, of two countries and cultures but learning that did not com easy, specially during your high school years where all you want to do is fit in.

Now I embrace everyone's uniqueness and different experiences and instead of feeling lost or complete, I feel like I fit right in in my own little world where I get to practice more than one culture.  Is that lucky or what!

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