Hola a todxs, this spring semester I will be studying abroad in Merida, MX. I am Chicana from San Jose, CA there I was raised by my mother where I had the fortune to learn and know the smells, tastes, mexicanisms in sum I was raised with the culture and the Spanish language. In the U.S I am identified as Mexican but in my visits to Mexico I am looked as a estadounidense not as Mexican. I live in the crossroads of my identity. This is why I am so excited, emotional and ready for Mexico. Being able to study in Mexico the land were my ancestors come from means the world to me. My goals while in Mexico are to become more centered with this part of my identity. In order to make this happen I aspire to learn more about Mexican politics, its history and also learn about local issues, practices and identifiers. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me every step of the way up to this phase in my life.