My New Home In Minnesota


I was very young when I left Mexico. I flew from Mexico to Los Angeles, California. My brother was waiting for me in the airport. He’s been living in this country for 20 years. When I was in California for these three days, I really enjoyed it because he brought me to this nice restaurant where they serve the best food from my town in Mexico.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Patricia M. Guerrero.

My second flight was in October from Los Angeles, California to Minnesota. I was so freaked out because it was very cold here, and Mexico is a very hot place. I remember it was Halloween, October 31st of 1998, when for the first time in my life I saw the snow. It was white and beautiful.

It wasn’t too difficult for me to adapt in Minnesota. My brother was here to help to find a school to learn English. My only problem was the English language. I know that I always have a strong accent. I am taking classes at the MLC school to improve my English. I really like this class because I meet students from other countries.

I like my job in the hospital but it is always stressful because I see sick people, burning kids, and people dying. It’s very sad to see this everyday. I never thought that I would be working in a hospital here in Minnesota and speaking English because when I came from Los Angeles it was only a vacation!

My name is Patricia. I’m from Mexico. I have lived in Minnesota for eight years. I work in Hennepin County Medical Center. I am taking ESL Classes at MCL School at Rondo Library to improve and learn English to get a better job, go to college and get a degree as a Spanish interpreter. From now on, I will write my own blogs, and current events, what is happening around the world.